Annual Memorial Mass

Memorial Mass for Father Vincent R. Capodanno, MM

Tuesday, 7 September 2021 at 6:30 p.m. 
Crypt Church of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception
400 Michigan Avenue NE
Washington, D.C

The Memorial Mass for Father Vincent R. Capodanno, MM, will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, 7 September 2021, in the Crypt Church of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, 400 Michigan Avenue, Northeast, Washington, D.C. His Excellency, the Most Reverend Timothy P. Broglio, J.C.D., Archbishop for the Archdiocese for the Military Services, will be the main celebrant.

All are invited to attend the Memorial Mass on the 54th anniversary of his death. There will be open seating, so please plan to arrive early. Military members are encouraged to wear uniform of the day, and business attire is appropriate for civilians.  While registration is not required to attend the Mass, please complete this form to help the Guild plan for the event.

This year’s Mass will be broadcast on EWTN.

This annual Mass is celebrated in memory of Father Capodanno, killed in Vietnam on 4 September 1967, as he aided embattled Marines. Father Capodanno posthumously received the Medal of Honor, and in May 2006 the Catholic Church officially proclaimed him a Servant of God and thus formally initiated his Cause for Canonization. The Father Vincent Capodanno Guild is the only official organization established to promote the cause for canonization of Father Capodanno.