It occurs to me that coming up in April Catholics in the US (and elsewhere) could have a good way to show support for His Holiness Pope Benedict.
At 1:00 pm on 24 April at the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington DC there is to be a Pontifical Mass celebrated by His Eminence Dario Card. Castrillon Hoyos, former President of the Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei. This will be the 5th anniversary of the election of His Holiness Benedict XVI.
The Ordinary of the Mass will be a polyphonic Mass setting sung by a professional choir, while the Propers will be Gregorian chant, chanted by an experienced men’s schola.
The National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception is the United States’ patronal church, and for that reason this Mass is an event for all Americans.
There is an effort to have this Mass broadcast on EWTN, which requires funding to handle a special broadcast.
Therefore, there is a kind request that people who are interested in seeing such a broadcast might give a donation of at least $5 through THIS PAGE. $5 in honor of the 5th anniversary of the election of Pope Benedict seems reasonable. Of course you could give more.
It would be wonderful to have this Pontifical Mass in the National Shrine broadcast and thus made available to so many more… thus to further Pope Benedict’s vision to revitalize our Catholic identity especially through a true renewal of our liturgical worship in continuity with Tradition.
If you are anywhere near Washington DC on that date, you might consider helping to fill the Shrine to bursting.