In commemoration of the 75th Anniversary of the Martyrdom of Conventual Franciscan Friar, St. Maximilian M. Kolbe, OFM Conv., our province is in the midst of a Pilgrimage of the Relics of St. Maximilian Kolbe. From April 8-10, 2016, the relic will be available at our pastoral ministry of St. Mark Catholic Church in Boynton Beach, FL.
Pastor, Fr. Daniel Fink, OFM Conv. and
Parochial Vicars, Fr. Germain Kopaczynski, OFM Conv.,
Fr. Richard Florek, OFM Conv. and
Fr. Samuel Zebron, OFM Conv.
invite you to join them, their staff and the parishioners of St. Mark’s for the weekend veneration.Mass of Welcoming ~ 7:00 p.m., Friday ~ April 8th
Veneration Also Available During:
Reconciliation ~ 8:30-9:00 a.m. and 3:30-4:00 p.m., Saturday ~ April 9th
Vigil Masses ~ 4:00 and 5:45 p.m., Saturday ~ April 9th
Third Sunday of Easter Morning Masses ~ 7:30, 9:15 and 11:00 a.m., Sunday ~ April 9th
Third Sunday of Easter Afternoon Masses ~ 12:30 & 4:00 p.m. (Spanish), Sunday ~ April 9th
Relic Tour Background:
To commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the martyrdom of St. Maximilian Kolbe (a friar of our Order of Friars Minor Conventual who died in the World War II concentration camp in Auschwitz, Poland) our friars of Our Lady of the Angels Province have sponsored a pilgrimage of St. Maximilian’s relics (consisting of fragments of his beard). This is the largest tour of St. Maximilian Kolbe relics in the United States. It began on January 15, 2016 with an Opening Mass celebrated by our Minister Provincial, the Very Reverend Fr. James McCurry, OFM Conv., followed by veneration, held the Shrine of St. Anthony in Ellicott City, Maryland. The tour includes 38 of our friar’s ministry sites along the East Coast of the United States and Canada. The pilgrimage of St. Maximilian’s relics will return to our Ellicott City, MD ministry at the Shrine of St. Anthony for a concluding Closing Ceremony, on St. Maximilian’s Feast Day, August 14th.