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Rome, 18-20  FEBRUARY 2000






Friday, 18 february – Patriarchal Basilica  Saint  Mary Major

17.00   Welcome by His Eminence Darío Cardinal Castrillón-Hoyos, Prefect of the Congregation for the Clergy
Recitation of the Holy Rosary with meditations, eucharistic adoration and benediction.


Saturday, 19 february – Paul VI Audience Hall  (Vatican, Holy Office Entrance)

            8.30    Mass celebrated by the Most Rev. Zenon Grocholewski, Prefect of the Congregation for Catholic Education

9.00     “Saint Lawrence the Deacon: a model for our times." Presenter, Rev. Professor Francesco Moraglia, Director of the Office of Culture and the University, Archdiocese of Genoa.

11.15   Mid morning Prayer presider: His Eminence Pio Cardinal Laghi, Proto-Deacon of the Holy Roman Church.

12.00    Audience with the Holy Father.

16.00    Paul VI  Hall   (Vatican City, Holy Office Entrance)

Conference for Permanent Deacons.

                        " The Permanent Deacon: his identity, role and perspective", presented by the
                        Most Rev. Roberto Octavio Gonzalez. Archbishop of Puerto Rico.

                        Dialogue with the speaker and personal testimonies

16.00    The Church of Santo Spirito in Sassia  (Borgo S. Spirito)

                        Meeting for the Families of Married Permanent Deacons

                        "The ideal family of the Permanent Deacon", presented by J. Francis Cardinal     Stafford, President of the Pontifical Council for the Laity.

18.00    Gathering for everyone at the obelisk of the Piazza of St. Peter's, penitential procession, passage through the Holy Door, profession of faith and renewal of the commitments made at the time of ordination.


Sunday, 20 february - Patriarchal Basilica of Saint Peter

9.00      Solemn Mass with ordinations to the Permanent Diaconate with His Eminence, Darío Cardinal Castrillón-Hoyos presiding.

            12.00    Recitation of the Angelus with the Holy Father