Most Reverend Ronald W. Gainer, D.D., J.C.L., Bishop of Harrisburg, will celebrate the 4:00 p.m. Vigil Mass with the friars of Mother Cabrini Friary (Fr. Martin Kobos, OFM Conv. – pastor, Fr. Edward Costello, OFM Conv., Fr. Adam Ziolkowski, OFM Conv. and Fr. Steven Frenier, OFM Conv. – pastor of Our Lady of Hope Parish in Coal Township & St. Patrick Parish in Trevorton), staff and parishioners of Mother Cabrini Catholic Church and Our Lady of Hope Parish, on April 30, 2016. Bishop Gainer is joining in the celebration as part of the “Jubilee Year of Mercy” and to welcome the “Pilgrimage Relics of St. Maximilian M. Kolbe, OFM Conv.” Our Lady of the Angels Province Minister Provincial, the Very Rev. James McCurry, OFM Conv. will be the guest homilist. St. Maximilian was a Franciscan priest and took the place of a fellow prisoner who was about to be executed in the WWII Auschwitz Concentration Camp. 2016 marks the 75th Anniversary of St. Maximilian’s death. Our Province is sponsoring an East Coast of North America pilgrimage of St. Maximilian’s relics to commemorate this historic anniversary.
(Please note: the Mass will still occur on the 30th but the Bishop is no longer available to preside.)
In addition to the relic’s visit to Mother Cabrini Parish on April 30th, the relics will also visit the State Correctional Institution Coal Township Prison on Wednesday May 4th, for a 7:00 p.m. Vespers and Veneration. All are invited and encouraged to join Mother Cabrini Catholic Church for the April 30th Vigil Mass. On the weekend of May 6-8, 2016, St. Patrick Parish (Trevorton, PA) will welcome the relics. St. Patrick Parish is a beautiful church, full of rich history and along with Mother Cabrini Parish and Our Lady of Hope Parish, is one of the three pastoral ministries of our friars, in the area. Check out this St. Patrick Parish post on our website for more information.
Congratulations Friar Martin!
n Pentecost Sunday, May 15, 2016, at the 11:00 a.m. Mass, Mother Cabrini Parish Community will celebrate the 40th Priesthood Ordination Anniversary of their pastor,
Fr. Martin J. Kobos, OFM Conv.
The parish will host an 1:00 p.m. Anniversary Banquet, at Masser’s Banquet Hall and ask those who wish to attend to please RSVP to the parish office (570-648-4512) by noon, Monday, May 9th. There is limited seating so they ask that you please honor your reservation commitment if you plan to attend.