ST. FRANCIS – Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan will celebrate a Mass of Thanksgiving, Saturday, April 28, at 4:30 p.m. in the upper church at the National Shrine of Mary Help of Christians – the Basilica of Holy Hill.dolan1(CNS photo)

The Mass will be in thanksgiving for his elevation to the College of Cardinals by Pope Benedict XVI and for the time he spent as archbishop of Milwaukee – 2002-2009.

Archbishop Jerome E. Listecki is pleased that the Catholic community in southeastern Wisconsin will have the opportunity to celebrate with his predecessor.

“It is only right that those of us in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee celebrate Cardinal-designate Dolan’s elevation to the College of Cardinals,” Archbishop Listecki said. “As someone privileged to be called one of his many friends, I am truly grateful for the many blessings he has brought to the church, and cannot wait to welcome him back to our archdiocese.”

Seating at the Mass, which is open to the public, is on a first come, first served basis. No tickets will be needed in order to attend. Overflow seating will be in the lower church where worshippers will receive a video feed of the Mass.

A reception for Cardinal Dolan will follow the celebration.

For more information, call (414) 769-3435.