Expanded schedule for visit of St. Maximilian Kolbe relics at Holy Cross

Prayer and veneration, March 4; prayer service, March 5; prayer and veneration, March 6

Holy Cross Church is hosting the relics of St. Maximilian Kolbe on March 4-6. The relics are on a pilgrimage to various Conventual Franciscan parishes in the U.S. through August 2016. 

Parishioners and others are invited to take advantage of this unique opportunity for prayer and veneration. In response to growing interest, Fr. Andy Santomauro, O.F.M., Conv., pastor, has expanded the hours of veneration as follows. The relics will be displayed in the Sanctuary, to the right of the altar. 

Relics Veneration Schedule and Prayer Service

Friday, March 4, 9 AM - 3 PM and 7 PM - 8 PM
> Note: Stations of the Cross also will be prayed from 7 PM - 8 PM 

Saturday, March 5, 9 AM - 3 PM and 7 PM - 8 PM
> Also: Fr. Andy will lead a prayer service and deliver a homily at 11 AM - 12 PM

Sunday, March 6 | 9 AM - 1 PM  
> The homily during the 10 AM Mass will include a reflection on the relics.

All interested in learning about St. Maximilian Kolbe and venerating his relics are welcome to attend. Read more about the Pilgrimage of the Relics of St. Kolbe, about the Catholic practice of venerating relics of saints as an extension of our liturgy, and about the life, death and canonization of St. Kolbe. The link includes access to a video about St. Kolbe. Click here for more information about Catholic devotional practices, including veneration of relics of saints on the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishop's website. Additional information, including a call to pray for those suffering with addictions, is on the Diocese of Raleigh website. 

Tags: St. Maximilian Kolbe, Relics of St. Maximilian Kolbe, Holy Cross Church

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