Thursday, February 28, 2013, 7:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Thursday, February 28: Mass in Thanksgiving for the Ministry of Pope Benedict XVI
"As we have all learned by now, Pope Benedict XVI will resign his office on Thursday evening, February 28.
"I invite you to a diocesan celebration of Mass in Thanksgiving for the Ministry of Pope Benedict XVI on Thursday, February 28, beginning at 7:00 p.m., at the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Joseph.
"It is my hope that we of the Diocese of San Jose will mark this historic occasion in the way we mark all major events of our lives: gathering around the tables of the Lord's Word and of the Eucharist. For that reason, I would be grateful if this invitation were extended to all of the lay, religious and clergy of our local Church.