Kolbe Relic Tour Stop – University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Newman Catholic Student Center Parish

12496373_773208886147405_295136514395426002_oThe relics of St. Maximilian M. Kolbe, OFM Conv. are currently on tour throughout our province territory on the east coast of North America. Newman Catholic Student Center Parish, at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will host the relics on Monday, March 7th at 7:00 p.m., in the St. Mary of the Angels Chapel of the Activity Center. There will be a prayer service which includes readings from the life of St. Maximilian Kolbe, prayers, and veneration of the relic.
The Newman Catholic Student Center Parish is one of our most unique pastoral ministries. It is made up of a vibrant faith community located in downtown Chapel Hill, with a primary mission to spread the Gospel on the UNC campus and serve all Roman Catholic students, faculty, and residents in Chapel Hill. The parish and campus ministry are headed up by Our Lady of the Angels Province friars Fr. Michael Lasky, OFM Conv. and Fr. Bill Robinson, OFM Conv., who often are aided by the confreres who live in Durham’s St. Anthony of Padua Friary: Fr. Brad Heckathorne, OFM Conv., Fr. Michael Martin, OFM Conv. & friar Emanuel Vasconcelos, OFM Conv. who work in Campus Ministry at the Duke Catholic Center, as well as the pastor of Holy Cross Catholic Church, Fr. Andrew Santamauro, OFM Conv. In addition to being a full Roman Catholic parish, they are the active campus ministry on UNC’s campus, offering Faith Formation, Service Opportunities, Sacramental Preparation, and Community Building. Please feel free to join these friars and the parishioners of The Newman Catholic Student Center Parish for this special prayer service, on March 7th. At this service, the parish will also be commissioning all of their spring mission trip participants.

The next stop for the relic is Iglesia Catolica de St. Julia (St. Julia Catholic Church), in Siler City, NC, from March 11-13, 2016.

St. Maximilian Kolbe Prayer
St. Maximilian, amidst hate
and imprisonment, you
brought love into the lives of
fellow captives and sowed the
seeds of hope amidst despair.
You bore witness to the whole
world by word and deed that
“love alone creates.”
Heavenly Father,
You inflamed St. Maximilian
the friar and priest with love
for the Immaculate Virgin,
and filled him with zeal for
souls and love of neighbor.
Through his prayers, grant us
to work strenuously for Your glory
in the service of our sisters and brothers,
and so be made conformable to
Your Son until death.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.

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