Archbishop Dolan to deliver first Mass

Archbishop Timothy Dolan will celebrate his first Mass Wednesday as archbishop of New York.

Dolan arrived in New York Sunday night and plans to spend his first days unpacking and preparing for Wednesday. The Mass will be held at St. Patrick's Cathedral in Manhattan.

Before the Mass, there will be a procession of cardinals, bishops and Catholic groups. Cardinal Edward Egan will then listen to Archbishop Pietro Sambi, the papal ambassador to the United States, read a letter from Pope Benedict XVI appointing Dolan to the position.

Before Dolan delivers Mass and a homily, heads of the Catholic Dioceses of New York and representatives from Christian and non-Christian faiths will greet him. Sister Rosa Valadez, of the Bronx, will read from the Acts of the Apostles at the event.

sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 20 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login or create an account to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."