Rorate Caeli

Mass for Vocations at the Pantheon

Mass will be offered in Rome at the Basilica of St. Mary and All Martyrs on the Feast of St. Polycarp, January 26, at 6:00 pm. The Basilica is housed in the historic Pantheon - a temple erected by the ancient Romans to venerate all pagan gods. It has been a Catholic church since A.D. 609 when Byzantine emperor Phocas donated it to Pope Boniface IV who had it consecrated. The Mass will be offered by Fr. Matthieu Raffray of the Institute of the Good Shepherd. Those who will be in Rome at the time are urged to show their support for this worthy intention by assisting at the Mass.