Programme of the Fourth Summorum Pontificum pilgrimage in Rome (22-25 OCTOBER 2015)

[UPDATED October 12]
Communiqué from Cœtus Internationalis Summorum Pontificum
14 September 2015, feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross

On this eighth anniversary of Benedict XVI’s motu proprio Summorum Pontificum, we are glad to communicate the official programme of the fourth people of Summorum Pontificum pilgrimage in Rome.

As a reminder: the pilgrims’ prayers will rise to the Holy Family of Nazareth for the successful outcome of the Synod on the Family, which will be coming to a close at the same time.

Please note at the end of this communiqué the many activities offered to the pilgrims by organisations besides our own to complement our pilgrimage, namely the International Federation Una Voce, the Italian CNSP, and the Madonna di Fatima association.

Participation in the pilgrimage is free of charge. Collections during services go to the hosting church. Pilgrims will, however, be able to share in the costs of the pilgrimage during a send-off collection at the beginning of the procession to Saint Peter’s.

For the procession on Saturday 24 September, religious banners and flags are welcome; on the other hand streamers are not allowed.

A) Official programme

Thursday, October 22, 7pm – Trinità dei Pellegrini:
Pontifical Vespers celebrated by His Excellency Juan Rodolfo Laise, OFM Cap., bishop emeritus of San Luís, Argentine
(confession from 6.30pm)
Music: Schola Sainte Cécile

Friday, October 23, 8.45am – Chiesa Nuova:
Chaplet of the Rosary with meditation and prayer at St. Philip Neri’s
Music: Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate.

Friday, October 23, 11am – Angelicum:
Priests’ meeting (in French and Italian) about the current status of Thomism in priestly formation with Fr. Serge-Marie Bonino, op, followed by luncheon (reserved for priests, religious, and seminarians; please sign up at cisp[at]

Friday, October 23, 3:30pm – Palatine Hill:
Way of the Cross with the Family of the Immaculate, Mediatrix of all graces, and of Saint Francis.

Friday, October 23, 6pm – Santa Maria in Campitelli:
Chaplet of the Rosary, confession, then Pontifical Mass at 6:30pm celebrated by His Excellency Guido Pozzo, titular archbishop of Bagnoregio and Ecclesia Dei Commission secretary.
The Schola Sainte-Cécile will sing Marc-Antoine Charpentier’s Mass for Four Choirs H4.

Saturday, October 24, 9:30am – San Lorenzo in Damaso:
Eucharistic adoration presided by Don Marino Neri, secretary of Amicizia sacerdotale Summorum Pontificum
Music: Cantus Magnus

Saturday, October 24, 10.30am – San Lorenzo in Damaso:
Solemn procession to St. Peter’s Basilica, led by Dom Jean Pateau, OSB, abbot of Fontgombault, the Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate chanting.

Saturday, October 24, Noon – St. Peter’s Basilica:
Pontifical Mass at the Altar of the Chair celebrated by Msgr. Laise, bishop emeritus of San Luís, Argentine. His Excellency Luigi Negri, archbishop of Ferrara-Comacchio, will attend and deliver the homily.
Music: Schola Sainte Cécile

Sunday, October 25, 11am – Trinità dei Pellegrini:
Feast of Christ the King, celebrated by dom Jean Pateau, OSB, abbot of Fontgombault.
Cantus Magnus will sing William Byrd’s “Mass For Five Voices”

B) Other activities

> The International Federation Una Voce will hold its general assembly 24-26 October at the Domus Australia, 14/b Via Cernaia, near the Porta Pia. Sung Vespers, Matthew Schellhorn directing, at 7:15pm Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 September. The same venue will house the Sunday afternoon open lectures (2:30pm) as well as the closing Mass on Monday 26 September at 10am.

> The CNSP (Coordinamento nazionale del Summorum Pontificum) will present the Italian-language version of Bishop Laise’s book on Communion in the hand with a preface by Bishop Schneider (Cantagalli) on Saturday 24 October at 3.30pm in the auditorium of the Augustinianum (in Italian).

> The Madonna di Fatima association will present, in the same place at 5pm, a lecture titled “Let Us Defend the Faith, Let Us Protect the Family” with Christopher Ferrara, Antonio Brandi, John Vennari, and Susan Pearson (in English and Italian).

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