September 19, 2016 - CatholicTV to Broadcast Mass for the Veneration of the Heart of Saint Padre Pio

WATERTOWN, MASS. (September 19, 2016) – On Friday, September 23 at 7pm ET, the CatholicTV Network will broadcast live the Holy Mass from Boston’s Cathedral of the Holy Cross on the Feast of Saint Padre Pio. The Mass, celebrated by Cardinal Seán O’Malley, is part of a relic tour of the heart of Saint Padre Pio in the Archdiocese of Boston. This is the first time a major relic of Saint Padre Pio has left Italy.  

Saint Padre Pio (1887-1968) was an Italian priest of the Capuchin Order of the Friars Minor. He is best known for his piety and charity and for receiving the stigmata. Padre Pio was canonized in 2002.

Friday night’s Mass will begin at 7pm ET and will be broadcast live on CatholicTV’s cable channels, Apple TV, Roku, and mobile applications, and online at The saint’s relic will be present for veneration at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross all day until midnight.