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List of Sacred Ministers Announced for Solemn Pontifical Mass April 28 Mass at basilica shrine in DC open to public


April 19, 2018
For Immediate Release

WASHINGTON — A detailed list of the priests who will serve as sacred ministers for the April 28 solemn pontifical Mass in Washington, D.C., was released today. The traditional Latin Mass, which will be broadcast live and worldwide on EWTN, is open to the public to attend, at 1 p.m. on the 28th at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception’s upper church.

The following list does not include the priests and seminarians who will assist with other roles in the sanctuary, and the many clergy who will be in the procession and sit in choir:

The Most Rev. Alexander K. Sample, Archbishop of Portland in Oregon

Assistant Priest
Rev. Fr. D. B. Thompson, Diocese of Lake Charles (Louisiana)

Rev. Fr. Gregory Pendergraft, Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter Pastor, St. Stephen of Hungary Parish; Allentown, Pennsylvania

Canon Andrew Todd, Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest Rector, Oratory of Sts. Cyril and Methodius; Bridgeport, Connecticut

First Master of Ceremonies
Rev. Fr. Zachary Akers, F.S.S.P.
Director of Development, Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter; South Abington, Pennsylvania

Second Master of Ceremonies
Rev. Fr. Gregory Eichman, Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter Chaplain, Mater Dei FSSP Latin Mass Community; Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Deacons at the Throne
Rev. Fr. Josef M. Bisig, Priestly Fraternity of Saint
Peter Rector, Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary; Denton, Nebraska

Rev. Canon Matthew Talarico, ICRSS Rector & Provincial Superior
Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest; Chicago, Illinois

Subdeacon of the Cross
Rev. Fr. Ernest Cibelli Pastor, St. Mary Catholic Church; Hagerstown, Maryland

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