Polish Mission

St. Pio Relic Coming to St. Maximilian Kolbe Mission

Relic of St. Padre Pio

PACIFIC BEACH – On Sunday, March 10, St. Maximilian Kolbe Polish Mission in Pacific Beach will welcome a first-class relic of St. Padre Pio of Pietrelcina.
The Polish Catholic community, has received from Rome a cloth stained with blood from St. Pio's stigmatic wounds.
Barnabite Father Louis Solcia, associate pastor of Our Lady of the Rosary Parish in Little Italy, will celebrate Mass at 11 a.m. at the Polish mission. After Mass, the relic will be exposed for veneration.
St. Maximilian Kolbe Polish Mission, located at 1735 Grand Ave. in Pacific Beach, is now offering an english-language Sunday vigil Mass at 5 p.m. every Saturday.
On first Saturdays at 5 p.m. (English Mass) and first Sundays at 9 and 11 a.m. (Polish-language Masses), the relics of Blessed John Paul II, St, Faustina Kowalska, Blessed Michal Sopocko (confessor of St. Faustina), St. Maxmilian Kolbe and Blessed Jerzy Popieluszko (martyred Polish priest during the Solidarity era) will be exposed for veneration during and after Mass.
For more information, contact St. Maximilian Kolbe Mission at (858) 272-7655 or visit www.polishmission.org.

This is a reprint of the article from Southern Cross