June 16, 2023

Anniversary of the Canonization of Padre Pio

Anniversary of the Canonization of Padre Pio

Date(s) - Jun 16, 2023
11:15 am - 1:30 pm

Let us prayerfully gather for Rosary and Mass to commemorate the anniversary of the canonization of Saint Pio of Pietrelcina. In one of the largest ceremonies in history, Pope John Paul II canonized Padre Pio of Pietrelcina on June 16, 2002. More than 300,000 filled Saint Peter’s Square and nearby streets. They heard the Holy Father praise the new saint for his prayer and charity. “This is the most concrete synthesis of Padre Pio’s teaching,” said the pope. He also stressed Padre Pio’s witness to the power of suffering. If accepted with love, the Holy Father stressed, such suffering can lead to “a privileged path of sanctity.”

Following Mass, enjoy the film “Padre Pio’s San Giovanni,” a brief 30 minute film that includes scenes from Padre Pio’s last Mass and compelling testimonies from those who knew him when he was alive, as well as others who only got to know and love him after his death.

Friday, June 16, 2023
Confessions – 11:15 AM to 11:45 AM
Rosary – 11:30 AM
Mass – 12:00 PM

“Padre Pio’s San Giovanni” immediately following Mass

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