Holy Relics of Bl. Carlo Acutis and St. Manuel Garcia at St. Vincent de Paul - November 23-24, 2022
Blessed Carlo Acutis Feast Day: October 12
Saint Manuel Gonzalez Garcia Feast Day: January 4
"Relics of Blessed Carlo Acutis and St. Manuel Garcia are traversing West Virginia throughout November. Parishes all over the diocese are hosting the relics with public veneration, Masses, Taizé services, Eucharistic adoration, and the option to receive the sacrament of penance. The relics arrived in West Virginia Nov. 12 at Sacred Heart of Mary Parish in Weirton and have since gone to five parishes.
"The relics are in the United States for the National Eucharistic Revival, a three-year initiative of the U.S. bishops to reinvigorate devotion in the Real Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist. Blessed Carlo Acutis and St. Manuel Garcia are intercessors for the revival. For more information and for updates, go to: https://dwc.org/year-of-the-eucharist/" (Excerpted from an article by Colleen Rowan as it appeared in the November 18, 2022 edition of The Catholic Spirit)
The relics will be exposed for public veneration in our parish this coming Wednesday and Thursday (Thanksgiving Day):
Wednesday, November 23: After the 8:00 a.m. Mass until 11:00 a.m. and again from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, November 24 (Thanksgiving Day): 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (Mass is at 11:00 a.m.; relics will be venerated during Mass)
On Saturday, November 26, the relics will also be at St. Joseph Parish in Martinsburg from 8:00 a.m. to 8;00 p.m.—public veneration; 5:00 p.m.—relics present at Masses; 7:00 p.m.—relics present at the Spanish Mass. On Sunday, November 27th, they will be at St. James Parish in Charles Town from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. (Relics present at all Masses. Public veneration in between Masses.)
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