POPE FRANCIS’ VISIT TO THE UNITED STATES

We look forward to the Holy Father’s upcoming visit to the United States with great anticipation!

The Global Catholic Climate Movement is collaborating with the Franciscan Action Network, Our Voices, and other U.S. partners to mark his days with prayer and action. Here is a schedule of his visit and GCCM network activities. Please check back as this page will be updated regularly.

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KEY DATES:

Thursday, September 10

7:00-9:30 PM (NYC) Off and On: The Climate Movement and the Road Through Paris
Bill McKibben, Naomi Klein, and GCCM’s Founding Movement Coordinator, Tomás Insua

 

Weekend of September 12-13

GCCM network organizing Catholic Climate Petition Drives at home parishes
Sign up here

 

Monday, September 14

Washington, D.C.
10 Day Papal #Fastforthe Climate organized by Franciscan Action Network begins in advance of Yom Kippur and Pope Francis’ September address to a joint session of Congress. Sign up to fast here.
-For people outside of Washington D.C.: Fast in solidarity by signing up here.

For a full schedule of activities in Washington D.C. organized by the Franciscan Action Network/GCCM visit here.

 

Tuesday, September 22

4:00 Pope arrives in Washington, D.C.

GCCM Network Activities

Washington, D.C.
-Franciscan Action Network TAU Young Adult Gathering (Sept 22-24). See more details here.

 

Wednesday, September 23

Pope’s Schedule in Washington, D.C.

9:15  a.m.  Meeting with President Obama at the White House
11:30 a.m. Midday Prayer with the bishops of the United States, St. Matthew’s Cathedral
4:15  p.m.  Mass of Canonization of Junipero Serra, Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception

GCCM Network Activities

Washington, D.C.
-Petition mobilization on the streets. Meeting at 5:00 PM at the William Penn House (515 E Capitol St SE, Washington, DC 20003) To register to help, sign up here.
-5:00 pm: All-Night, Multi Faith Prayer Vigil with the Franciscan Action Network near the Washington Mall.
-Outside of Washington D.C.: Prayer vigils at district offices in collaboration with Interfaith Power and Light and the Franciscan Action Network. See full list of prayer vigils here.

 

Thursday, September 24

Pope’s Schedule in Washington, D.C. and New York

9:20 a.m. Address to Joint Session of the United States Congress
11:15 a.m. Visit to St. Patrick in the City and Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington
4:00 p.m. Depart from Joint Base Andrews
5:00 p.m. Arrival at John F. Kennedy International Airport
6:45 p.m. Evening Prayer (Vespers) at St. Patrick’s Cathedral

GCCM Network Activities

Washington D.C

-Morning: Petition mobilization on the streets. To register sign up here.
-7:00 AM Gathering at the National Mall to Support Pope Francis’ Address to Congress
-9:00 AM (All locations) Organize or join a Pope Francis Watch Party with the Ignatian Solidarity Network

New York City
-Afternoon/Evening: Petition mobilization on the streets. To register sign up here.
-4:00-5:30 PM (NYC) Interfaith Prayer Vigil at Dag Hammarskjold Plaza (47th street and First Avenue). Download flyer here.
-8:00 PM (NYC) Overnight Multi-Faith Prayer Vigil at Our Church of Our Savior.

 

Friday, September 25

Pope’s Schedule in New York

8:30 a.m. Visit to the United Nations and Address to the United Nations General Assembly
11:30 a.m. Multi-religious service at 9/11 Memorial and Museum, World Trade Center
4:00 p.m. Visit to Our Lady Queen of Angels School, East Harlem
6:00 p.m. Mass at Madison Square Garden

GCCM Network Activities

New York City
-All day: Petition mobilization on the streets. To register sign up here.

Saturday, September 26

Pope’s Schedule in Philadelphia

8:40 a.m. Departure from John F. Kennedy International Airport
9:30 a.m. Arrival at Atlantic Aviation, Philadelphia
10:30 a.m. Mass at Cathedral Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul, Philadelphia
4:45 p.m. Visit to Independence Mall
7:30 p.m. Visit to the Festival of Families Benjamin Franklin Parkway

GCCM Network Activities

Philadelphia
-All day: Petition mobilization on the streets. To register sign up here.

 

Sunday, September 27

Pope’s Schedule in Philadelphia

9:15 a.m. Meeting with bishops at St. Martin’s Chapel, St. Charles Borromeo Seminary
11:00 a.m. Visit to Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility
4:00 p.m. Mass for the conclusion of the World Meeting of Families, Benjamin Franklin Parkway
7:00 p.m. Visit with organizers, volunteers and benefactors of the World Meeting of Families, Atlantic Aviation
8:00 p.m. Departure for Rome

GCCM Network Activities

Philadelphia
-All day: Petition mobilization on the streets. To register sign up here.

 

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