June 16 - Blessed Mother Teresa Parish to Welcome Mother Teresa Relics*

Braintree, MA – On Friday, June 18th, Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta Parish in Dorchester will welcome the relics, crucifix, rosary and sandals of Mother Teresa.  The public is invited to visit the Church for the veneration of these important items from the life of Mother Teresa.  This time of prayer and veneration is being coordinated by the Missionary Sisters of Charity, which was founded by Mother Teresa in 1950.

“Mother Teresa continues to inspire millions of faithful Catholics around the world,” said Right Rev. Jack Ahern, pastor of Blessed Mother Teresa.  “Her presence is felt as much today as it was in life in the many good works of charity we see exhibited here in the Archdiocese and throughout the universal Church.  The parishioners are honored that the Sisters of Charity have helped to bring these very important items from Mother Teresa to our Church so that the Catholic community can pray to her that her contributions to our people will continued to be shared forever.”

When:  Friday, June 18, 2010

Open to the public:  11am-4:45pm

Mass:  5pm, celebrated by Fr. Ahern

*Media is invited to attend.  No interviews are to be conducted inside the Church during the veneration of the sacred relics.