Through the good offices of St. Anthony Maronite Parish, Springfield will have the great privilege of receiving from Italy a first-class relic of St. Anthony of Padua from September 6 – 14, 2014.
Our diocesan community will have the opportunity to participate in this very rare presentation of the relic outside of Italy. This is the only planned presentation in the United States this year!
St. Anthony’s Parish has already begun to organize events for the weeklong visit, including a youth day and special opportunities for all members or our parishes to venerate the relic.
A calendar of events will be published in coming weeks. Please mark your calendars and help spread the Good News of the upcoming local celebration of the relic of St. Anthony of Padua, here in our midst.