Funeral Arrangements for Cardinal William H. Keeler

Monday, March 27, 2017

Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
12:10 p.m. Daily Mass, celebrated by Archbishop William E. Lori
1:00 p.m. Reception of the body of Cardinal Keeler by Archbishop Lori
1:00-7:00 p.m. The body of Cardinal Keeler lies in repose
7:00 p.m. Vespers (Office for the Dead)
The Cardinal’s body will continue to lie in repose overnight in the Basilica.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Cathedral of Mary Our Queen
9:00 a.m. Reception of the body of Cardinal Keeler by Bishop Adam J. Parker
9 a.m.-1 p.m. The body of Cardinal Keeler lies in repose
2:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial, celebrated by Archbishop Lori, Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Archbishop of New York, Homilist
Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
4:30 p.m. Rite of Committal (to take place in the church and the crypt)

All events are open to the public. However, while the Rite of Committal at the Basilica is open to the public, the portion that takes place in the crypt is not, due to space limitations.

Sean Caine

Sean Caine

Sean Caine is Vice Chancellor and Executive Director of Communications