The Pallium Mass isn't until Wednesday so we will spend a lot of time seeing the sights of Rome. We leave Boston today at 5:05pm, changing planes in Amsterdam at 6am local time (1am Boston time), and arrive in Rome at 9:30am on Monday (3:30am in Boston). We'll spend the afternoon seeing some sites and we may attend a reception with the United States Ambassador to the Holy See (aka the Vatican) that evening.
The Pallium Mass is Wednesday followed by a reception with Archbishop Lacroix. Later that evening we will attend a reception with the Canadian Ambassador to the Holy See. On Thursday, we have the privilege of attending an audience with Pope Benedict and I think we will each get to say a few words to him. Mr. Mailloux is bringing a gift on behalf of Trinity so look for some pictures of that special moment!