Cardinal Timothy Dolan visits St. Augustine’s Parish in New
City on Saturday and leads the evening mass in response to an invitation sent
several years ago.
Father William Cosgrove sent a letter about two and a half years ago inviting Cardinal Dolan, the Catholic archbishop of New York, to the parish.
“He’ll be saying the 5 p.m. Mass and there will be a reception downstairs afterwards,” said Father Cosgrove, who expects the cardinal to spend about two hours at the parish.
Father Cosgrove said the visit is not connected to a special occasion at the parish but is simply a pastoral visit, which the cardinal frequently does to meet people.
“For me it’s going to be just a regular Saturday evening mass just larger crowds,” said Father Cosgrove.
The mass is open to the general public. St. Augustine’s is located at 140 Maple Ave in New City.