The Catholic University of America

Media Advisory

CUA to Hold Mass of Commemoration for the Victims of September 11, 2001


WASHINGTON - The Catholic University of America will mark the fifth anniversary of the 2001 terror attacks on the United States with a remembrance Mass to celebrate and honor the lives of those who perished, including CUA alums, relatives and a faculty member.

WHEN:

12:10 p.m., Monday, Sept. 11, 2006

WHERE:




Crypt Church
Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception
400 Michigan Ave.. N.E.
Washington, D.C.

DETAILS:







The CUA community will gather to mark the fifth anniversary of the 2001 terror attacks on the United States, with a homily by Very Rev. David M. O'Connell, C.M., university president. A steel cross, crafted by a New York City firefighter from debris found at the World Trade Center's first tower, will be included in the offertory presentation. Benjamin T. Rome School of Music faculty and students will provide music at the Mass.

All are invited to attend.

MEDIA:

Those interested in covering the event should contact Katie Lee or Chris Harrison in the Office of Public Affairs at 202-319-5600.

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Media contact(s):
· Chris Harrison, CUA Office of Public Affairs, 202-319-5600, harrisoc@cua.edu
· Katie Lee, CUA Office of Public Affairs, 202-319-5600, leect@cua.edu