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Musial funeral mass details

ST. LOUIS, Mo. (January 24, 2013) – The Archdiocese of St. Louis announced details regarding the funeral Mass for Cardinals Hall of Famer Stan Musial, which will take place on Saturday, January 26th at 11 a.m. at the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis located at 4431 Lindell Boulevard in St. Louis. 

His Eminence, Timothy Cardinal Dolan, Archbishop of New York and long-time friend of the Musial family, will join the Most Reverend Robert J. Carlson, Archbishop of St. Louis, and Bishop Richard Stika in celebrating the Mass. 

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Lindell Boulevard will be closed between Taylor and Newstead following the Basilica’s regularly scheduled 8 a.m. Mass. Visitors are asked to enter the Cathedral Basilica through the main doors on Lindell. The Musial family has requested that no photos or video be taken inside of the Church and that any mementos be left at the Stan Musial Statue at Busch Stadium.

Immediately following the Mass, the funeral procession will make its way to Busch Stadium where the family will lay a wreath at the base of the Stan Musial Statue as part of a prayer ceremony before proceeding to a private burial. Fans wishing to view the procession are encouraged to do so outside of Busch Stadium along 8th Street and be in place by 12:30 P.M.    

The funeral Mass will be broadcast live.  Fans should local listings.  The funeral Mass will also be streamed live online at the Archdiocese of St. Louis’ website archstl.org and on the Cardinals’ website, cardinals.com.  

Media wishing to cover the event should visit http://archstl.org/stan-media to apply for a credential. Credentialed media will have reserved seating inside the Cathedral. No photography, video, social media coverage or interviews will be allowed inside the Cathedral.  Video and photos may be taken outside of the Cathedral from across the street.

Cardinal Dolan and Archbishop Carlson will be available for a brief comment after the Mass after the procession departs. The Musial family will not grant any interviews on Saturday.  A media room will be made available at St. Louis Christ the King School at the Cathedral. The Cathedral Basilica will post updates on the parish website as they become available.  Visit cathedralstl.com/parish/ for more information.

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