Viewing the Papal Visit


It's been 36 years since a Pope has visited Pennsylvania, and excitement has been building as people gear up to see Pope Francis in Philadelphia this weekend. The Pope will take part in the 2015 World Meeting of Families on Saturday, before celebrating a Papal Mass at 4 p.m. on Sunday. 

Alvernia's own 50 seat Pope Bus filled up quickly. Didn't get a seat? Don't miss out on these great Pope - ortunities:

Steel Stacks in Bethlehem

Sponsored by Alvernia, the Diocese of Allentown and Arts Quest

12 p.m. Mass with Bishop Emeritus Edward Cullen
1:30-2:20 p.m. Island Time
2:20-2:40 p.m. Sacred Heart Spanish choir
2:40-3 p.m. Island Time
3-3:20 p.m. St Francis Adult & Youth
3:20-3:40 p.m. John Paul II Center for Special Learning and Mercy School for Special Learning Tone-Chime Choir
4 p.m. Philadelphia Papal Mass live-stream on Jumbotron screens.

All day: Wonderful festivities for the whole family including games, music, and foods from various ethnic origins!

The first 500 children will receive a free Papal flag, and an artist from the Banana Factory will be on hand all day to help make an 8-ft mosaic cross. All are invited to join in the construction!

Address: 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem, Pa.
More info:

Alvernia University Francis Hall

Sponsored by the Office of Mission Integration at Alvernia
3 p.m. Doors open
4 p.m. Live-streaming of Papal Mass in Philadephia Address: 400 St. Bernardine Street, Reading Pa.

Bernardine Sisters' Pope Party

Sponsored by the Bernardine Franciscan Sisters
McGlinn Conference & Spirituality Center
4 p.m. Live-streaming of Papal Mass in Philadephia
Address: 460 St. Bernardine St., Reading, Pa.

Pope Francis in the news:

The People's Pope
9-20-15 | Reading Eagle

Local scholars weigh in on Pope Francis and the issues
9-20-15 | Reading Eagle

What three questions would you ask the pope?
9-18-15 |

Pope’s popularity has far reach, expected to bring a million visitors to Philadelphia this month
9-17-15 | The Times Herald

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