[CUA Office of Public Affairs]

 

April 19, 2002

Contact: Victor Nakas

                202-319-5600

 

CUA and U.S. Cardinals to Raise Money for Scholarships

 

The Catholic University of America and U.S. Catholic cardinals will raise money for college scholarships at the 13th annual American Cardinals Dinner, to be held April 26 at the Wyndham Philadelphia at Franklin Plaza Hotel. Prior to the dinner, a Mass will be concelebrated by the American cardinals at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul.

 

Cardinal Anthony Bevilacqua, archbishop of Philadelphia, will co-host the dinner with the Very Rev. David M. O’Connell, C.M., president of Catholic University. The event is expected to draw up to 800 people. Each year a different archdiocese hosts the dinner; Philadelphia last served as host in 1995.

 

All proceeds raised at the function benefit scholarship funds for Catholic University, the national university of the Catholic Church, located in Washington, D.C. Since its inauguration, the annual American Cardinals Dinner has raised more than $15 million to support Catholic University.

 

Media Availability

Friday, April 26, 2002

2:45 p.m.

Valid press identification must be presented for entry

Press packet will be distributed

Auditorium of Archdiocesan Office Center

222 N. 17th Street, Philadelphia, Pa.

 

4:00 p.m. Mass*

Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul

Homilist: the Very Rev. David M. O’Connell, C.M.

18th Street and Benjamin Franklin Parkway

 

MEDIA MUST NOTIFY THE ARCHDIOCESE OF PHILADELPHIA OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS IF PLANNING TO ATTEND THE MEDIA AVAILABILITY AND/OR MASS NO LATER THAN WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24. PLEASE CALL 215-587-3747 OR E-MAIL COMMUNOF@ADPHILA.ORG.

 

*Video cameras will not be permitted in the cathedral during the Mass. Reporters and still cameras will be allowed. There will be a mult-box feed (audio and video) provided outside the cathedral. Television/radio crews will need a bnc connector and recording deck.

 

Live trucks are requested to park on 18th Street between Race and Vine Streets.

 

NOTE ON DINNER:  The dinner begins at 7:30 p.m. It will not be open to the media but video clips will be provided after 9:00 p.m. Beta tapes will be available upon request in the lobby of the Archdiocesan Office Center at 222 N. 17th Street.

 

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