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Updated Saturday, August 29 at 2:10 a.m.

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Saturday, August 29, 2009

Funeral Mass

10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Senator Kennedy’s funeral mass will take place at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Basilica,1545 Tremont Street, Roxbury, MA

Guidance Note:  While his daughter, Kara, was battling lung cancer at a nearby Boston hospital, Senator Kennedy attended Our Lady of Perpetual Hope each day and prayed for Kara and her recovery.  Over time, the Basilica took on special meaning for him as a place of hope and optimism. 

This event is closed to the public and press will be pooled.

Pool: White House traveling pool 
Network:  ABC
Note:  Additional print and photo requests will be accommodated according to space capacity.  

Press Logistics:

Press Entrance: Corner of Tremont St. and Carmel St.
Satellite Truck Parking: Pontiac St, between Delle Ave and Tremont St.
Microwave Truck Parking : Carmel St, between Delle Ave and Tremont St.
Live Shot positions (Pre-assigned): Tremont St between Pontiac St. and Carmel St.
Pre Set: 5:00 AM – 5:30 AM
Sweep: 5:30 AM – 6:00 AM
Media Access: 6:00 AM
Service begins: 10:30 AM

Details on the funeral mass and program:

7:00 a.m. - Guests begin arriving at church via bus
9:55 a.m. - CODEL arrives from the JFK Library.                            

                 58 Senators
                 21 former members
                 Secretary Salazar
                 6 officers of the Senate

10:00 a.m. - Music begins

                 MOZART Clarinet Quintet
                 Members of the Boston Symphony Orchestra
                 Malcolm Lowe, violin
                 Alexander Velinzon, violin
                 Cathy Basrak, viola
                 Mihail Jojatu, cello
                 William R. Hudgins, clarinet

10:05 a.m. - Extended Kennedy family arrives
10:10 a.m. - Distinguished visitors are seated
10:15 a.m. - The President, Vice President and former Presidents seated
10:20 a.m. - Mrs. Vicki Kennedy and Immediate Family arrive
Motorcade route:

              Down Melina Cass Boulevard
              Left onto Columbus Avenue
              Right onto Tremont Street

Honorary pall bearers greet family outside church:

              Melody Barnes
              Honorable Justice Stephen Breyer
              David Burke
              Ranny Cooper
              Greg Craig
              Senator John C. Culver
              Stephanie Cutter
              Congressman William Delahunt
              Senator Christopher J. Dodd
              Ken Feinberg
              Lee Fentress
              Wyche Fowler
              Tim Hanan
              Claude Hooton
              Dr. Larry Horowitz
              Senator John F. Kerry
              Paul G. Kirk, Jr.
              Kathy Kruse
              Nick Littlefield
              Congressman Edward Markey
              Eric Mogilnicki
              Michael Myers
              Carey Parker
              Honorable Edmund Reggie
              Senator Donald W. Riegle
              Dr. Larry Ronan
              Senator James Sasser
              Robert Shrum
              Barbara Souliotis

10:30 a.m. - Funeral Procession Begins

Entrance Hymn: “Holy God We Praise Thy Name”

Celebrants:

His Eminence Sean P. Cardinal O’Malley, OFM CAP, Archbishop of Boston.       
Fr. J. Donald Monan, S.J., Chancellor, Boston College.

Guidance note: Former President of Boston College and Kennedy family friend. Fr. Monan is the principle celebrant of the funeral mass.

Fr. Gerry Creedon, Pastor, Saint Charles Borromeo Church, Arlington, Virginia.
Guidance note: Longtime Kennedy family friend and concelebrant of the funeral mass.

Fr. Percival D’ Silva, Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, Kensington, Maryland.
Guidance note: Kennedy family friend and priest that performed the Blessed Sacraments for Caroline and Curran Raclin while at The Blessed Sacrament church in Northwes Washington, D.C. Fr. D’Silva is a concelebrant of the funeral mass.

Rev. Mark R. Hession, Our Lady of Victory, Centerville, Masssachusetts.                                               
Guidance note: Senator and Mrs. Kennedy’s priest on Cape Cod and close friend. Fr. Hession offered mass for Senator Kennedy nearly every Sunday this year. Fr. Hession is a concelebrant of the funeral mass.

Rev. Donald MacMillian, Chaplain, Boston College.
Guidance note: Family friend, who frequently celebrated mass for Senator Kennedy. Concelebrant of funeral mass.

Very Rev. Raymond Collins, C.SS.R. Pastor, Basilica of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Roxbury, Massachusetts. 

Pall bearers:

                Kara Kennedy
                Edward M. Kennedy, Jr.
                Patrick J. Kennedy
                G. Curran Raclin, Jr.
                Caroline R. Raclin
                Caroline Kennedy
                Kathleen Kennedy Townsend
                Christopher Lawford
                Ed Michael Reggie
                Bobby Shriver
                Stephen E. Smith, Jr.

Immediate family: 

                Mrs. Victoria Kennedy
                Ted Kennedy, Jr.
                Kiki Kennedy
                Teddy Kennedy, II
                Kiley Kennedy
                Kara Kennedy
                Max Kennedy 
                Grace Kennedy
                Patrick Kennedy
                Caroline Raclin
                Curran Raclin
                Edmund and Doris Reggie
                Mrs. Jean Kennedy Smith
                William Kennedy Smith
                Mrs. Ethel Kennedy

Honorary pall bearers  (see names above)
First Reading:

              Curran Raclin, the Senator’s stepson
              Old Testament
              The Book of Wisdom 3:1-9

Responsorial Psalm:

              Kara Kennedy
              Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 72

Second Reading:

              Caroline Raclin, the Senator’s stepdaughter
              New Testament, Letter of Paul to the Romans 8:31b-35, 37-39

Gospel:

              Father Hession
              Matthew 25:31-32A, 34-40

The Prayers of the Faithful: 

(Guidance note: readers will be reading excerpts of the Senator’ own words)
 
                Kiki Kennedy
                Kiley Kennedy
                Grace Allen
                Max Allen
                Jack Schlossberg
                Robin Lawford
                Kym Smith
                Anthony Shriver
                Rory Kennedy
                Teddy M. Kennedy II

Liturgy of the Eucharist

Offertory: The Senator’s grandchildren
 
At Offertory:  J.S. BACH Sarabande from Cello Suite No. 6
                       Yo-Yo Ma, cello
 
At Communion:  FRANCK “Panis Angelicus”
                            Placido Domingo, tenor
                            Yo-Yo Ma, cello
                            James David Christie, organ
 
                           BRAHMS  “Let Nothing Ever Grieve Thee”
                           Tanglewood Festival Chorus
                           John Oliver, conductor
                           James David Christie, organ
 
                           SHUBERT “Ave Maria”
                           Susan Graham, mezzo-soprano
                           James David Christie, organ
 
Remembrances:   Ted Kennedy, Jr.
                              Patrick J. Kennedy
 
Eulogy:                   President Barack Obama
 
Final Commendation:  His Eminence Sean P. Cardinal O’Malley, Archbishop of Boston

Recessional:                “America the Beautiful”

 

1:00 p.m. - Departure from church to Hanscom Air Force Base
1:30 p.m. - Departure from Hanscom Air Force Base to Andrews Air Force Base 

CLOSED PRESS

 

Washington, D.C. 

 
Approx. 3:00 p.m. - Arrival of Senator Kennedy at Andrews Air Force Base

CLOSED PRESS

4:00 p.m. - Senator Kennedy departs Andrews Air Force Base

Motorcade route is open to the public

Motorcade Route:

From Andrews Air Force base, Senator Kennedy's motorcade will proceed to the east plaza of the US Capitol building.  The motorcade will enter through the Independence Ave entrance and proceed past the Senate Chamber steps. The motorcade will then proceed to Arlington National Cemetery via Constitution Ave.

4:30 p.m. - Senator Kennedy arrives at the U.S. Capitol

The Senator’s motorcade will stop at the Senate steps for a brief prayer so that Senate staff and members of the broader Senate community with whom the Senator worked can bid a final farewell. 

Press coverage: Only U.S. Capitol Credentialed media will be allowed on site. For any additional questions, please call the U.S. Senate Press Gallery 202.224.0241.

Network Pool:  CBS

Press Logistics:                    

Press Entrance:  East Capitol Plaza via Constitution Ave.
Satellite Truck Parking: Not available. Please coordinate through Press Galleries.
Live Shot positions have been pre-assigned by the U.S. Press Galleries.
Media Access:  Anytime before 3:00PM
Sweep: 3:00-3:30PM
Program begins: 4:30 PM

 

Arlington National Cemetery

5:30 p.m. - A burial service for Senator Kennedy will be held at Arlington National Cemetery.

Theodore Cardinal McCarrick, Archbishop Emeritus of Washington, D.C. will perform the burial service.
 
The burial service is closed to the public and pooled press.      
 
Network Pool: Fox
Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP, Boston Globe, Washington Post, NY Times           
Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg
Print:  Boston Globe, New York Times, Washington Post
Radio: NPR

Guidance Note:  Senator Kennedy will be laid to rest next to President Kennedy and Senator Robert Kennedy at Arlington National Cemetery. Senator Kennedy spent more days than most at Arlington, the resting place for our nation’s heroes, visiting the graves of his beloved brothers and paying tribute to the fallen men and women of Massachusetts who gave their lives for our country.

 


 

Friday, August 28th, 2009 

Lie in Repose at John F. Kennedy Library and Museum

8 a.m.-3 p.m. Senator Kennedy will lie in repose at the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum. 

Within one hour of the line being opened to the public on Thursday, 12,000 people came to pay their respects to Senator Kennedy.  By 10pm, 21,000 people—from all corners of the world—stood in line to thank Senator Kennedy, and hours were extended to 2:00 a.m.  

This event is open to the public and pooled press.   

Pool:

Photog: AP, Reuters, AFP, Boston Globe, Boston Herald 
TV: NBC 

  

Celebration of Life Memorial Service

7 p.m.-9 p.m. A private memorial will be held for Senator Kennedy at the JFK Library and Museum with Senator Kennedy’s family and friends.

A Celebration of Life will honor Senator Kennedy and his love of family and friends, his passion for life and his commitment to public service. The memorial is a way for the people closest to Senator Kennedy to celebrate his life—with his love of music, laughter and stories with friends and family he adored. Many members of Senator Kennedy’s family and close friends will participate in the program, as will representatives of his Senate and Massachusetts families.  The celebration is closed to the public and press corps size will be limited due to space constraints.  

The speaking program includes:  

- Paul G. Kirk, Jr. 
- Father Gerry Creedon, S.J., Opening Prayer 
- “God Bless America,” Boston Community Chorus 
- Congressman Joseph P. Kennedy II 
- Senator Christopher J. Dodd  
- Nick Littlefield 
- Governor Deval L. Patrick 
- Senator John McCain 
- Video Tribute
       Directed by Ken Burns and Mark Herzog  
- Senator John F. Kerry 
- Senator Orrin G. Hatch 
- “The Impossible Dream” sung by Brian Stokes Mitchell, soloist 
- Mayor Thomas M. Menino
- Senator John C. Culver 
- “Just A Closer Walk with Thee,” sung by Boston Community Chorus 
- Vice President Joseph R. Biden 
- Caroline Kennedy 

Press coverage: 

Network:  NBC as POOL
Photos:  AP, Reuters, Bloomberg, AFP, Boston Globe, Boston Herald
Wires:  AP, Reuters, Bloomberg
Print: Boston Globe, Boston Herald 
NOTE: additional reporters and photographer requests to cover the Celebration will be accommodated according to space capacity.  

 

Saturday, August 29, 2009 

Funeral Mass

10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Senator Kennedy’s funeral mass will take place at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Basilica,1545 Tremont Street, Roxbury, MA 

Guidance Note:  While his daughter, Kara, was battling lung cancer at a nearby Boston hospital, Senator Kennedy attended Our Lady of Perpetual Hope each day and prayed for Kara and her recovery.  Over time, the Basilica took on special meaning for him as a place of hope and optimism.   

This event is closed to the public and press will be pooled. 

Press coverage: 

White House traveling pool   
Network:  ABC 

Note:  Additional print and photo requests will be accommodated according to space capacity.    

Press Logistics:  

Press Entrance: Corner of Tremont St. and Carmel St.
Satellite Truck Parking: Pontiac St, between Delle Ave and Tremont St.
Microwave Truck Parking: Carmel St, between Delle Ave and Tremont St.
Live Shot positions (Pre-assigned): Tremont St between Pontiac St. and Carmel St.
Pre Set: 5:00 AM – 5:30 AM
Sweep: 5:30 AM – 6:00 AM
Media Access: 6:00 AM
Service begins: 10:30 AM 

Approx. 1:30 p.m.  Departure from Hanscom Air Force Base to Andrews Air Force Base 

Washington, D.C. Motorcade, Stop at U.S. Capitol

Approx. 3:00 p.m. Arrival of Senator Kennedy at Andrews Air Force Base.

CLOSED PRESS 

4:30 p.m.   Arrival at U.S. Capitol 

The Senator’s motorcade will stop at the Senate steps for a brief prayer so that Senate staff and members of the broader Senate community with whom the Senator worked can bid a final farewell.   

Motorcade Route 

From Andrews Air Force base, Senator Kennedy's motorcade will proceed to the east plaza of the US Capitol building.  The motorcade will enter through the Independence Ave entrance and proceed past the Senate Chamber steps. The motorcade will then proceed to Arlington National Cemetery via Constitution Ave. 

Arlington National Cemetery

5:30 p.m. A burial service for Senator Kennedy will be held at Arlington National Cemetery.  

The burial service is closed to the public and pooled press.       

Pool:  TBD 

Guidance Note:  Senator Kennedy will be laid to rest next to President Kennedy and Senator Robert Kennedy at Arlington National Cemetery. Senator Kennedy spent more days than most at Arlington, the resting place for our nation’s heroes, visiting the graves of his beloved brothers and paying tribute to the fallen men and women of Massachusetts who gave their lives for our country.

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

Thursday, August 27th, 2009

Departure to Boston

12:00 p.m. - Private family Mass will take place in the Senator’s home in Hyannis Port.

This event is closed to the public and press.

1:00 p.m. - Senator Kennedy and his family will depart Hyannis Port by motorcade en route to Boston.  

This event is pool press and closed to the public.

Pool:

Print:  Jenna Russell, Boston Globe
Photog:
Steve Milne, AP
Mike Segar, Reuters
Merily Lunsford, Cape Cod Times
TV:
Adam Reiss, sound and video, CNN
Jessica Jordan, Producer, CNN 

Motorcade Route to Boston

Motorcade Route

A map is attached. 

Senator Kennedy will travel Route 3 North to Route 93 North into Boston.  (Approximately 3:00 PM)

Senator Kennedy will exit at Government Center, and travel down Hanover Street into the North End, past St. Stephen’s Church, where his mother Rose was baptized and her funeral mass celebrated.

Continuing down Hanover and crossing over the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway, the park Senator Kennedy joined community leaders in creating that gives mothers and their children green space in the heart of the city. The park sits on the same land young Rose Fitzgerald enjoyed as a child.

Senator Kennedy will pass Faneuil Hall where Mayor Menino will ring the bell 47 times.

Continuing to Bowdoin Street, Senator Kennedy will pass 122 Bowdoin, where he opened his first office as an Assistant District Attorney and President Kennedy lived while running for Congress in 1946.

He’ll pass the JFK Federal Building where his Boston office has stood for decades, and and then travel to Dorchester Street into South Boston and to the JFK Presidential Library.

People who wish to honor Senator Kennedy are urged to line the motorcade route at the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway, City Hall Plaza and the Boston Common, in front of the Statehouse on Park Street

Arrival at John F. Kennedy Library and Museum

Approx. 4 p.m. - The motorcade will arrive at the JFK Library.

The arrival is open to the press and to the public.

Guidance note:  Senator Kennedy spent decades building the Library built for his beloved brother, President John Kennedy, into a national treasure as a place of debate on the issues important to the American people, and source of inspiration for future generations of public servants.

Lie in Repose at John F. Kennedy Library and Museum

6 p.m.-11 p.m. - The Senator will lie in repose at the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum.  

The Senator will be joined throughout the day and night by a civilian honor guard of family, friends, and current and former staff. 
 
He will also be joined by a military honor guard.
                                   
This is event is pool press and open to the public. 

Pool: 

Photog:
AP, Reuters, AFP, Boston Globe, Boston Herald

TV:
Jay Blackman, Producer, NBC
TBD, sound and video, NBC 

 

Friday, August 28th, 2009

Lie in Repose at John F. Kennedy Library and Museum

8 a.m.-3 p.m. - Senator Kennedy will lie in repose at the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum.   

This event is pool press and open to the public. 

Pool: 

Photog:
AP, Reuters, AFP, Boston Globe, Boston Herald

TV:
Jay Blackman, Producer, NBC
TBD, sound and video, NBC 

Celebration of Life Memorial Service

7 p.m.-9 p.m. - There will be a Celebration of Life Memorial Service at the John Fitzgerald Kennedy Presidential Library.

This event is closed to the public and press will be pooled.

Pool TBD.

 

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Funeral Mass

10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. - Senator Kennedy’s funeral mass will take place at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Basilica in Boston, Massachusetts. 

1545 Tremont Street

This event is closed to the public and press will be pooled.

Pool TBD.

Guidance Note:  While his daughter, Kara, was battling lung cancer at a nearby Boston hospital, Senator Kennedy attended Our Lady of Perpetual Help each day and prayed for Kara and her recovery.  Over time, the Basilica took on special meaning for him as a place of hope and optimism. 

Arlington National Cemetery

5:30 p.m. - A burial service for Senator Kennedy will be held at Arlington National Cemetery.

It is closed to the public and pooled press.     

Guidance Note:  Senator Kennedy will be laid to rest next to President Kennedy and Senator Robert Kennedy at Arlington National Cemetery. The nation’s resting place for its heroes, Senator Kennedy spent more days than most at Arlington visiting the graves of his beloved brothers and paying tribute to the fallen men and women of Massachusetts who gave their lives for our country.