In just a few short weeks (September 22–27, 2015), our Holy Father, Pope Francis, will visit the United States for the first time! This is an exciting time for the Church in the United States as the “Francis Effect” continues to shape the lives of individuals and the Church as a whole. Here is his full itinerary. Among the highlights of the Holy Father’s visit are:
- Mass of Canonization of Junipero Serra
- Address to the Joint Meeting of the U.S. Congress
- Address to the United Nations General Assembly
- Mass for the conclusion of the World Meeting of Families
The USCCB is providing some catechetical resources to help us prepare for the Pope’s visit.
Be sure to check out this wonderful Pope Francis page provided by Loyola Press to mark and celebrate the Holy Father’s visit to the United States.