I hope all is well, and I hope you are having a good week. You might have noticed an exciting event coming to Saint Timothy’s next Thursday, May 24th at 7:00 PM. We are excited to welcome Father Carlos Martins of the Companions of the Cross who will lead us in a teaching and an exposition of sacred relics. For centuries, people have recognized that there is something special and important about being around holy objects and holy people and their remains. The woman in the Gospel had a strong faith that if she could just touch the tassel of Christ’s cloak, she could be healed. She was. Christians have long venerated the tombs and remains of the saints. As Christians and Catholics, we attach great importance to the body and physical expressions of the presence of the holiness of God.
For all of these reasons and more, we’re excited to welcome an exposition of over 150 relics, some believed to be as old as 2000 years. We will have relics of Saint Augustine, Saint Teresa of Avila, Saint Maria Goretti, Saint Therese of Lisieux (the “Little Flower”), Saint Francis of Assisi, Saint Anthony of Padua, Saint Thomas Aquinas, Saint Faustina Kowalska, and more.
There will be a presentation at 7:00 PM by Father Carlos in the main church and then time for personal veneration in the basement of the church following the presentation. I have heard many positive reviews about Father Carlos’ and his presentation and we have already received phone calls about him coming, so it should be a good night.
Learn about relics, why we venerate them, why they are important, why we find them in churches around the world when we travel, and spend time with them and ask for the saints’ intercession for people close to us.
You can visit www.treasuresofthechurch.com for more information.
See you next Thursday, May 24th at 7:00 PM. As always, I’m grateful for the parish advisory council and their help in volunteering for this event.