Francis Cardinal George, O.M.I., Archbishop of Chicago, will be the celebrant of the 11 a.m. Mass on both Palm Sunday (March 16) and Easter (March 23), as well as at the liturgies scheduled at 5:15 p.m. on Holy Thursday and Good Friday (March 20 and March 21) in the Cathedral Auditorium. Cardinal George will offer the first Mass of Easter at St.
Joseph Church on Orleans at 7 p.m. Holy Saturday (March 22) when nearly 50 people from St. Joseph and Holy Name Cathedral parishes will become full members of the Catholic Church during the celebration of the Easter sacraments of baptism, confirmation and Eucharist. A Holy Saturday Mass also will be offered in Holy Name's auditorium at 7:30 p.m.
Holy Name Cathedral has been closed since February 26 when forensic engineers determined that structural weakness was the cause of a 10 lb piece of decorative wood falling from the ceiling during the night on February 12. The Cathedral was unoccupied when the piece fell.
Immediately, workers began securing the decorative 19th century wooden ceiling from a canopy atop massive scaffolding and parish Masses and other services were moved to the Parish Center.
For more information visit the Holy Name Cathedral website at www.holynamecathedral.org