My brother Tony was chosen to do the first reading at tomorrow morning’s Mass held in St. Peter’s Basilica at 10 am Rome time, 5 am Eastern Time.
Click here for a nice write up from Fox59
Typically the Vatican will call the Pontifical North American College to ask for help with various liturgical functions throughout the year. The Pontifical North American College is located about a 4 minute walk from St. Peter’s Basilica, and is packed to the gills with English speaking seminarians, English fast becoming one of the main languages of the Universal Church.
Tony was called into Msgr. James Chechio’s office (the Rector of the seminary) yesterday morning and told, with a jolly laugh, “Hollowell, the Vatican called, and they are looking for someone to do the first reading. I picked you. The whole world will be watching…don’t screw up”
The Indianapolis Star did a nice article this morning for the story. Click here to view the story
Click here to view the program for tomorrow AM’s Mass
Tony will read, in the presence of all the Cardinals, from Isaiah 61:
“The spirit of the Lord has been given to me,
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