Our ministries in New Jersey are the last to welcome the 1st degree beard fragment relics that have been traveling throughout our province since the Opening Ceremonies in January 2016, at our special ministry of the Shrine of St. Anthony (Ellicott City, MD). There are three ministry locations before the relics return to the Shrine for the Closing Ceremonies on the Feast of St. Maximilian M. Kolbe, OFM Conv.:
Excerpt from the July 24, 2016 St. Peter Parish Bulletin:
In commemoration of the 75th Anniversary of the Martyrdom of Conventual Franciscan Friar, St. Maximilian Kolbe, Our Lady of the Angels Province has scheduled a pilgrimage of a relic throughout our province U.S. and Canadian territory. The reliquary is one of four that was created in 1971 (11 years prior to his canonization). The relics will be at Saint Peter Church in Point Pleasant Beach from Friday, July 29 through Sunday, July 31, 2016.
- Friday, July 29 7:00 p.m.: Welcoming of the relics of Saint Maximilian Kolbe to the parish of Saint Peter with Evening Prayer.
Church will remain open until 9:00 p.m. with the relics on display.
- Saturday, July 30 8:30 a.m.: Votive Mass in honor of Saint Maximilian Kolbe.
Relics on display from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
- Sunday, July 31 Regular Sunday Mass schedule (7:30, 9:00, 10:30 a.m. and 12:00 noon):
Relics on display from 7:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.