Pope to say Mass of Lord’s Supper at rehab center for disabled persons

Pope Francis celebrates Mass for the Feast of the Epiphany in St. Peter's Basilica on Jan. 6, 2014. Credit: Kyle Burkhart/CNA.

It was announced April 7 that Pope Francis will say the Mass of the Lord’s Supper on Holy Thursday at a residential rehabilitation site for disabled persons in Rome.

According to the Holy See press office, the April 17 Mass will be said at the St. Mary of Providence Centre, which has 150 beds for patients who require rehabilitation because of neuro-motor impairment and which is operated by the Don Carlo Gnocchi Foundation.

The rehabilitation center is located on the Via Casal del Marmo, near the A90 highway which encircles Rome, and 9 miles northwest of Vatican City.

The Mass will be attended by the center’s guests, who will be accompanied by their families, as well as the center’s staff and managers.

Last year, Pope Francis said the Mass of the Lord’s Supper at a Roman prison for juvenile offenders.

Pope Francis will begin Holy Week with the blessing of palms, a procession, and Mass at St. Peter’s.

He will say the Diocese of Rome’s Chrism Mass the morning of Holy Thursday in St. Peter’s Basilica.

The Liturgy of Good Friday will be celebrated at 5 p.m. in St. Peter’s Basilica, followed by Stations of the Cross at 9:15 p.m. at the Colosseum.

Pope Francis will say the Mass of the Easter Vigil at 8:30 p.m. in St. Peter’s Basilica.

On Easter Sunday, he will say Mass at St. Peter’s in the morning, after which he will give the “Urbi et Orbi” blessing from the balcony of the square.

On April 27, the Octave Day of Easter, which is also Divine Mercy Sunday, he will say a Mass at St. Peter’s Square for the canonization of his predecessors John Paul II and John XXIII.


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