The Catholic University of America

Media Advisory

WHAT:


CUA Holds Inaugural Mass and Picnic to Welcome New Chancellor, Archbishop of Washington Donald Wuerl

WHEN:

12:10 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 31, 2006

WHERE:










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

Picnic
The Catholic University of America
Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, west patio and lawn
620 Michigan Ave., N.E.
Washington, D.C.

DETAILS:



Catholic University opens its first week of classes with the traditional university-wide Mass of the Holy Spirit. Archbishop Donald Wuerl, who also serves as chancellor of the university, will deliver the homily. Following the Mass, a university-wide picnic will be held to welcome Archbishop Wuerl.

MEDIA:

Reporters who would like to cover the Mass or picnic must contact Chris Harrison, director of communications, at 202-319-5600 or cua-public-affairs@cua.edu.

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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