If you are in Washington DC during September 15th or 29th

 Invitation:

 

MASSES:

Sept. 15, 10 am
The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception invites you to celebrate Mass on September 15, at 10 am, in the Crypt Church in commemoration of the 1115th anniversary of the arrival of Cyril and Methodius to Great Moravia. The Mass will be celebrated in the Slovak language.

Sept. 29, 12:15 pm
The Basilica will also celebrate Mass with Rev. Antonín Kocourek from New York in honor of St. Wenceslaus on September 29, 12:15 pm, in the Czech National Chapel (Hostyn Chapel). The sermon will be in the Czech language.

LOCATION:
MASS: Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception
Cyrpt Church | Our Lady of Hostyn Chapel (both are located on the lower level)
400 Michigan Avenue, NE, Washington, DC
www.nationalshrine.com

HISTORY OF THE CZECH NATIONAL CHAPEL

The Czech National Chapel was a gift of the Czech-American Catholics and dedicated in June 1983 by James Cardinal Hickey. Recalling the rescue of the Czech nation in 1241, Mary is shown with the Christ Child atop rain clouds; in the Child’s hand is a bolt of lightening. The translation of the inscription on the face of the arch above the statue reads: “Remain a Mother to your people.” The heroic size bronze statue of St. John Neumann, native of Bohemia, Bishop of Philadelphia and the first American to be canonized, is located at the entrance.

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