Sunday, June 28, 2009
Every year at the "Pallium Mass", on the feast day of Saints Peter and Paul (June 29), the pope bestows pallium on all the new metropolitans elevated within the past year. As part of our continuing coverage of the Year for Priests, CatholicTV® will air this special Mass live at 3:30 a.m. (Eastern) and you can watch it by clicking "Watch CatholicTV Live" from anywhere at www.CatholicTV.com, Your Catholic Broadband Network®. The pallium is a circular stole made of lamb's wool, symbolizing the archbishop's role as a true 'shepherd' of the archdiocese he serves.
America's Catholic Television Network will rebroadcast the Mass at noon and 8 p.m. (Eastern) and it will also be available on demand in two parts at CatholicTV.com's "Papal Programming" page that morning.
Among the new archbishops that will receive the pallium are American prelates Archbishop Gregory Aymond of New Orleans; Archbishop Robert Carlson of Saint Louis; Archbishop Timothy Dolan of New York; Archbishop George Lucas of Omaha; and Archbishop Allen Vigneron of Detroit. At our Cathedral Events page you can relive the installation Masses of Archbishops Carlson and Dolan.
CatholicTV brings programming from Vatican City to the inner city all year round. Beginning in July we salute America's Catholic Church with programming from the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception featuring Pope Benedict XVI's visit there in 2008; a new triduum with Archbishop Donald Wuerl; the Glorious Mysteries and Luminous Mysteries of The Rosary with Father Robert Reed and our travel series Catholic Destinations with Kevin Nelson.