The Pope is coming to DC in September – Check Out the Schedule

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Schedule: 2015 Apostolic Journey of Pope Francis to the United States of America

Here is the schedule for Pope Francis’ September 2015 Apostolic Journey to the United States of America as released by the Vatican on June 30, 2015. All times listed are Eastern Daylight Time.

tuesday, september 22 (washington, dc)

4:00 p.m. Arrival from Cuba at Joint Base Andrews

wednesday, sePtember 23 (washington, dc)

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, Basilicia of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception

thursday, september 24 (washington, dc, new york city)

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”

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  • Uh, oh. With no disrespect to the faithful, looks like I need to plan an escape. Can we turn this into a “best end of September vacation spots” discussion thread?

    • Ha! agreed! While I actually think this pope is quite intriguing, I hate to think of the clusterf#$k nightmare combination of tourists and traffic and detours.

    • I’ll be in Philly just in time, and that is going to be a total cluster (he’s staying at the seminary around the corner from where we’ll be living). I’ve flirted with renting out the house but….

  • Does anyone have advice on renting out guest rooms for this event? I live within walking distance of the Basilica.

  • I know a devout Catholic who’s 99 years old. I wonder if there’s any way for her see him in person. She won’t be braving the crowds for sure.

  • Pablo Raw

    The pope will be in my neighborhood!

  • I Dont Get It

    I’ve been here for other papal visits and seriously, there is no need to flee town!

    • I hear you, but I’m still skeptical. Between security up the wazoo, the fact that this guy is a superstar, and the multiple appearances across the city, it looks like a good chunk of central DC will be immobilized on that Wed and Thurs. Add to that visitors slamming the Metro, and it sounds like a good time to avoid the city entirely.

    • I was in Brookland the last time the Pope visited and it actually wasn’t as bad as I expected.
      The worst part were the strange extra crazy faction protesters and the counter protesters.
      The absolute best part were the two weeks leading up when the National Shrine was doing security dry runs and they had life size cardboard cut outs of the Pope all over their property working through different situations. There were so many times I was like “oh look there’s the Pope and there is a security team forming a barrier and attacking someone”. It was pretty hilarious way to amuse myself walking to and from the metro.

  • I love that he’s flying from Cuba here.

  • I love that he’s flying from Cuba here.

  • accendo

    Work from home the 22nd-24th. Got it.

  • If I could somehow get my mom tickets to this mass she’d be ridiculously happy. I wonder how you go about doing that?

    • call the vatican embassy of her member of congress

    • The last time the pope was here and did Mass at Nats Park, they did a parish lottery. You had to be a registered parishioner to get them. I would imagine for these masses, they will be invited guests only as there is even more limited seating. Congress will not be able to do anything, if she is a member of the Archdiocese of Washington then she should check with her priest.

  • $$ Airbnb $$

  • All political and theological considerations aside, I think that it’s cool that I got married in the same church the Pope drops into when he’s in town (it was my parish church at the time).

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