Over 2000 people encountered a saint on Sunday. The Relic Pilgrimage of Saint Francis Xavier, brought parishioners, university students, Saint FX grads, and those simply curious to Saint Mary’s Cathedral Basilica to an experience a relic of the famous missionary. The relic, the right forearm of Saint Francis Xavier was available public veneration over 12 hours on Sunday. A steady stream of visitors all day witnessed to the impact of this well known saint on the people of this region.
On Sunday, January 7, the Feast of the Epiphany of our Lord we welcome the arrival of the relic of Saint Francis Xavier to Saint Mary’s Cathedral Basilica. The schedule for the visit is as follows:
Saint Bede Catholic Community is a mission of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter. This is a special type of diocese for former Anglicans in Canada and the U.S. who desire to be Catholic, but have felt a strong bond to their historical form of worship. Members of the Ordinariate are fully Roman Catholic, but retain elements of their liturgical heritage in their celebration of Mass.