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Blessed Solanus Casey First Feast Day Mass at the Basilica
July 30, 2018 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
The First Feast Day of Blessed Solanus Casey will be celebrated at the Basilica on Monday, July 30, 2018 with a 7 p.m. Mass celebrated by Archbishop Allen Vigneron.
“We are honored to celebrate the first Feast Day of Blessed Solanus Casey with Archbishop Vigneron and grateful that the Basilica will be the first parish to begin the journey of the traveling first class relic,” said Monsignor Robert McClory, pastor of the Basilica. “Blessed Solanus prayed at the Shrine during his lifetime and we are grateful to host pilgrims who wish to be inspired and ask for his prayers.”
Leading up to the Feast Day Mass, the Basilica will host a first-class relic of Blessed Solanus Casey. Public veneration will be available after the vigil Masses Saturday, July 28 (4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.) and again after Masses Sunday, July 29 (9 a.m., 10:45 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 4 p.m. – Spanish and 6 p.m.). There will be an additional opportunity for veneration Monday, July 30 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. and after the Feast Day Mass.
A first-class relic is part of a blessed or saint’s body, procured during an exhumation performed by Church officials as part of the process of declaring the individual a blessed or saint. After the visit to Shrine, the relic will travel to parishes through out the archdiocese.
Other planned Feast Day events at the Basilica include providing prayer cards to visitors, hosting a special Children’s Mass at 8:30 a.m. Friday, July 27, and praying a nine day novena to Blessed Solanus. In addition, a chair on which he prayed while visiting Shrine will be brought out for public display from July 27-30. Lastly, On the Rise Bakery, a Capuchin run program, will be selling baked goods after every Mass July 28-29.