Cardinal O’Malley to preside over Sen. Edward Kennedy’s Funeral Mass


BRAINTREE -- Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley will preside over the Funeral Mass for Massachusetts Senator Edward M. Kennedy that will take place August 29 at the Basilica of Our Lady of Perpetual Help in the Mission Hill section of Boston.

According to a news release posted on the archdiocesan web site, www.bostoncatholic.org, the cardinal "will preside in his role as Archbishop of Boston and will lead the final Prayers of Commendation."

The principal celebrant of the Mass will be Jesuit Father Donald Monan, Chancellor of Boston College. Father Mark Hession, Pastor of Our Lady of Victories Parish in Centerville, Mass. will deliver the homily at the Mass.