Canonization of John Paul II


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SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
CANONIZATION OF JOHN PAUL II
Saint John Paul II National Shrine

Saturday:  April 26, 2014

7:30 pm – 9:30 pm        Film/Documentary – Auditorium  
Be Not Afraid Exhibit – 2nd floor Gallery  

9:00 pm                        “In the Footsteps of John Paul II” Procession
(Shrine Vicinity)

10:15 pm – 11:40 pm     Confessions – Sacristy and Main Church
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament -
Main Church    

Coffee House and Musician- Auditorium
Veneration of the Relic*- Reliquary Chapel
11:40 pm                      Rosary- Main Church

Sunday April 27, 2014

12:00 Midnight              Mass of Divine Mercy Sunday – Main Church

1:45 am – 3:00 am         Coffee House and Musician – Auditorium
Confessions – Sacristy and Main Church  
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament – Main Church  
Be Not Afraid Exhibit – 2nd floor Gallery 

3:00 am                        Divine Mercy Chaplet with Benediction – Main Church

3:15 am                        Canonization Simulcast from Rome – Main Church
Veneration of the Blood Relic** of Saint John Paul II –Reliquary Chapel
                                    (Veneration immediately upon canonization and continues until 10:00am)

5:30 am- 9:15 am          Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament- Main Church

6:00 am – 9:00 am         Breakfast Buffet – Rotunda
Be Not Afraid Exhibit – 2nd Floor Gallery 
Veneration of the Relics of Saint John Paul II – Reliquary Chapel

7:30 am – 9:00 am         Confessions – Sacristy

9:30 am                        Renaming Ceremony – Front Lawn
Unveiling of “Saint John Paul II National Shrine” Signage

10:00 am – 11:30 am     Mass of Thanksgiving with Relics – Main Church

11:30 am – 5:00 pm       Veneration of the Relics of Saint John Paul II – Reliquary Chapel
Be Not Afraid Exhibit – 2nd Floor Gallery
Film/Documentary -- Auditorium

1:00 pm                        Replay of the Canonization – Auditorium

3:00 pm                        Divine Mercy Chaplet – Main Church

6:00 pm                        Saint John Paul II Shrine and Exhibits close
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*Piece of blood-soaked cassock from the 1981 assassination attempt - Gift of Cardinal Wuerl
**Vial of liquid blood (recently transferred to the Shrine) – Gift of Cardinal Dziwisz