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April 22, 2019 – Archdiocese of Boston to Host Saint Jean Vianney Relic

Knights of Columbus holding nationwide tour of Curé of Ars Heart  

Boston area dates: April 30-May 2, 2019

The Shrine of Ars has entrusted to the Knights of Columbus the major relic of Saint Jean Vianney’s incorrupt heart for a national tour in the U.S. His heart will be in the Boston area for veneration by the faithful between April 30, 2019-May 2, 2019.

The patron saint of parish priests, the relic visits the Boston area just weeks before the Archdiocese of Boston ordains its largest class of seminarians in twenty years. On May 18, 2019 at 9:00am at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross, Cardinal Seán will ordain 13 priests.

Boston area dates:

TUESDAY, APRIL 30  
Cathedral of the Holy Cross
1400 Washington Street, Boston
Veneration 3:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Mass 7:00 PM
Most Rev. Peter J. Uglietto, S.T.D., Auxiliary Bishop of Boston, Vicar General and Moderator of the Curia, will offer Mass in the presence of the relic. 

WEDNESDAY, MAY 1  
Archdiocesan Pastoral Center
66 Brooks Drive, Braintree
Veneration 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM 

WEDNESDAY, MAY 1  
St. John Paul II Shrine of the Divine Mercy
30 St. Peter Street, Salem
Veneration 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM 

THURSDAY, MAY 2  
Blessed Sacrament Church
10 Diamond Street, Walpole
Veneration 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Mass 8:30 AM
Most Reverend Robert P. Reed, Auxiliary Bishop for the West Region and pastor, will celebrate Mass in the presence of the relic 

To learn more about Saint Jean Vianney, please visit the Knights of Columbus resource page here. This link provides his biography, an FAQ and additional information.