A relic of Pope St. John Paul II will be exposed for public veneration this weekend between all of the Masses at the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul, Philadelphia. The relic is of the saint’s blood, which remains in a liquid state.
All are welcome to receive a blessing with the relic of Pope St. John Paul II, asking for his heavenly intercession, after the following Masses on Saturday and Sunday:
Saturday, 5:15 p.m. (in basilica); Sunday, 8 a.m. (in cathedral chapel); 9:30 a.m. (in basilica); 11 a.m. (in basilica); 12:30 p.m. (Spanish Mass in cathedral chapel); 3 p.m. (Divine Mercy Chaplet in basilica); 6:30 p.m. (in basilica).
The Knights of Columbus have been entrusted with this relic to foster devotion to Pope St. John Paul II, who died in 2005 and was canonized this earlier year.
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