Here's the official program distributed to attendees at Ted Kennedy's funeral in Mission Hill, courtesy of the Kennedy family. Or click through AFTER THE JUMP to get the updates the press is receiving from inside the church.
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Scroll all the way down for the full funeral program with "guidance notes" from the Kennedy office. Press pool reports are being provided by the Boston Globe
PRESS POOL REPORT #3 (3 pm): It was a drizzly day in Boston, breaking out into a downpour as dignitaries filed out of the service and onto buses to carry them back to cars.The room was brightly lit, with visitors filing in through ornate wooden doors. There was a leather-bound guestbook near the entrance. Umbrellas and rain jackets were stuffed under the pews.Patrick Kennedy walked up and down the pews before the service began, talking with and hugging congregants.During silence of communion prayers, rain could be heard pattering outside.There was incense spread as the casket was carried out of the sanctuary, and with the congregation loudly singing, "America the Beautiful." Vicki Kennedy stood next to Cardinal Sean O'Malley for several minutes on the way out.List of those spotted:President ObamaVice President Joe BidenFormer president George W. BushFormer president Bill ClintonFormer president Jimmy CarterHouse Speaker Nancy PelosiFormer vice president Al GoreFormer vice president Walter MondaleFormer vice president Dan QuayleSenator Orrin HatchSenator Christopher DoddSenator John McCainSenator John KerrySenator Susan CollinsSenator Olympia SnoweSenator Harry ReidSenator Judd GreggSenator Charles SchumerSenator Al FrankenCIA Director Leon PanettaAttorney General Eric HolderSecretary of State Hillary ClintonHousing and Human Services Secretary Kathleen SebeliusEnergy Secretary Henry ChuFirst Lady Michelle ObamaFormer First Lady Laura BushFormer First Lady Rosalynn CarterFormer Senator Tom DaschleMassachusetts Governor Deval PatrickFormer Massachusetts Governor Jane SwiftFormer Massachusetts Governor Mitt RomneyFormer Massachusetts Governor Michael DukakisNew Jersey Governor Jon CorzineCalifornia Governor Arnold SchwarzeneggerBoston Mayor Thomas MeninoNew York Mayor Michael BloombergChicago Mayor Richard M. DaleyUS Representative Barney FrankUS Representative Stephen LynchUS Representative Jesse Jackson IIIUS Representative William DelahuntUS Representative Ed MarkeyUS Representative John LewisFormer Senator John Edwards and his wife, ElizabethMartin Meehan, former US Representative and chancellor of UMass-LowellIrish Prime Minister Brian CowanSarah Brown, wife of British Prime Minister Gordon BrownShaun Woodward, secretary of state for Northern IrelandMartin McGuinness, deputy first minister for the Northern Ireland AssemblyMassachusetts Attorney General Martha CoakleyActor Jack NicholsonSinger Tony BennettJoan KennedyFormer Boston Celtics legend Bill RussellJesse Jackson JrMassachusetts Treasurer Tim CahillSinger Placido DomingoCellist Yo-Yo MaKeith Motley, chancellor of the University of MassachusettsRobert Travaglini, former president of the Massachusetts SenateJames Aloisi, Massachusetts secretary of transportationSteve Grossman, former chairman of the Democratic National Committee andDemocratic party in MassachusettsJack Wilson, president of the University of MassachusettsCharles R. Stith, founder and director of Boston University's AfricanPresidential Archives and Research Center and former ambassador to TanziaNadav Tamir, Israeli consul general for New EnglandBoston Red Sox owner John HenryBoston Red Sox president Larry LucchinoBoston Red Sox chairman Tom WernerStephen Pagliuca, managing partner and executive committee member of theBoston Celtics; managing director of Bain Capital PartnersFormer Secretary of Labor Robert ReichDavid Gregory, moderator of "Meet the Press"Peter Meade, president and CEO of the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for theUS SenateHubie Jones, longtime civil rights advocate and dean emeritus of the BostonUniversity School of Social WorkJohn Walsh, Massachusetts Democratic Party chairmanSecretary of Interior Ken SalazarEugene Rivers, minister in BostonPaul BegallaGwin IfilTom BrokawBoston City Council President Michael RossMassachusetts House Speaker Robert A. DeLeoMassachusetts President Therese MurrayFormer Massachusetts Senate President Bill BulgerVa. Senator Mark WarnerChris Gabrielli, Massachusetts venture capitalist and former gubernatorialcandidate
PRESS POOL REPORT #2 (11 am): As the casket was carried down center aisle soft smell of incense filled the sanctuary. Military officers carried the casket and it wassilent. Only sound when they left was one officer saying "Hup. Hup. Hup. Hup" to keep pace. Pews are packed. Men and women with earpieces line the walls
PRESS POOL REPORT #1: The bottom panels of the church's stained glass windows are cracked open and there's several large steel fans. Also a few fans on ceiling are on high. Crowd grew quiet once Kennedy family started walking in, with the only sounds being soft organ music and a few fans. All former presidents came in back left door. Crowd rose when Obama entered up front.
FUNERAL SCHEDULE AS PROVIDED TO PRESS:
7:00 a.m. Guests begin arriving at church via bus
9:55 a.m. CODEL arrives from the JFK Library.
Codel: 58 Senators, 21 former members, Secretary Salazar, 6 officers of the Senate
10:00 a.m. Music begins
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
10:30 a.m. Funeral Procession Begins
Entrance Hymn: “Holy God We Praise Thy Name”
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 Northwest 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.
First Reading: Curran Raclin, the Senator’s stepsonOld Testament, The Book of Wisdom 3:1-9
Responsorial Psalm: Kara KennedyResponsorial Psalm: Psalm 72
Second Reading: Caroline Raclin, the Senator’s stepdaughterNew Testament, Letter of Paul to theRomans 8:31b-35, 37-39
Gospel: Father HessionMatthew 25:31-32A, 34-40
The Prayers of the Faithful: (Guidance note: readers will be reading excerpts of the Senator’ own words)
Liturgy of the Eucharist
Offertory: The Senator’s grandchildren
At Offertory: J.S. BACH Sarabande from Cello Suite No. 6Yo-Yo Ma, cello
FRANCK “Panis Angelicus”Placido Domingo, tenorYo-Yo Ma, celloJames David Christie, organ
BRAHMS “Let Nothing Ever Grieve Thee”Tanglewood Festival ChorusJohn Oliver, conductorJames David Christie, organ
SHUBERT “Ave Maria”Susan Graham, mezzo-sopranoJames David Christie, organ
Ted Kennedy, Jr.Patrick J. Kennedy
President Barack Obama
Final Commendation: His Eminence Sean P. Cardinal O’MalleyArchbishop of Boston
“America the Beautiful"