June 16, 2024

Anniversary of the Canonization of Padre Pio

Anniversary of the Canonization of Padre Pio

Date(s) - Jun 16, 2024
11:30 am - 2:00 pm

Let us prayerfully gather for the Rosary and Mass to commemorate the anniversary of the canonization of Saint Pio of Pietrelcina, which is being offered by Father John Aurilia, OFM Cap., former secretary to Padre Pio! 

In one of the largest ceremonies in history, Pope John Paul II canonized Padre Pio on June 16, 2002.  The Holy Father praised 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:  Padre Pio’s San Giovanni, a brief 30-minute film that includes scenes from Padre Pio’s last Mass and compelling testimonies by those who knew him when he was alive and others who only got to know and love him after his death.

Sunday, June 16, 2024
Rosary with Veneration of the Relic Glove of Padre Pio – 11:30 AM
Mass – 12:30 PM
Celebrant and Homilist:  Father John Aurilia, O.F.M. Capuchin