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Memorial Mass In Remembrance of Medal of Honor Recipient Servant of God, Lt. Fr. Vincent Capodanno, MM, USN
January 14 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EST
Please join us for a memorial mass to be held on Saturday, January 14, 2023, 5:00 P.M. at Saint Leonard’s Church in Boston’s North End (320 Hanover Street, Boston, MA 02113) in remembrance of Lt Fr. Vincent Capodanno, an Italian American whose life exemplified the best of Italian culture and devotion to God and Country.
He was posthumously given the United States Congressional Medal of Honor in January of 1969 for his heroic act in the Vietnam War.
The Catholic Church has declared him a Servant of God, the first of the four stages toward possible sainthood.
In addition to sponsoring this mass, several Italian American organizations, including the Italian American Alliance, the Pirandello Lyceum, the Post Gazette, the Sons and Daughters of Italy, the Dante Alighieri Society, the Federation of Italian and Italian-American Associations, and Augusta Boston are actively engaged in petitioning the Postmaster General of the United States to issue a COMMEMORITIVE STAMP to recognize an outstanding Italian American. That petition can be found here: https://www.ipetitions.com/petition/a-stamp-in-honor-of-lt-fr-vincent-capodanno
All are encouraged to attend.