Early excitement for papal Mass

The marquee public event of Pope Francis' trip to Philadelphia is the Sunday afternoon papal Mass.

In the pre-dawn hours, pilgrims began making their way into the city for the 4 p.m. Mass on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.

With some still voicing excitement about Saturday's activities, attendees posted early-morning photos from the Parkway and from their travels as they headed toward the city. 

Round 2 bright & early! Hanging with the crew before heading up for Mass!

A photo posted by @frjason on Sep 27, 2015 at 2:46am PDT