St. Maria Goretti
The Little Saint of Great Mercy

The Pilgrimage of Mercy Tour of the United States

The Pilgrimage of Mercy Tour of the Major Relics of St. Maria Goretti in the United States is to prepare us for the great celebration of the Extraordinary Holy Year of Mercy, beginning December 8th, 2015, as announced by His Holiness Pope Francis.

This treasure of the church will be touring the United States for the first time, and it is only the second time she has left Italy.

Father Carlos Martins, CC, a Custos Reliquiarum (ecclesiastically-appointed curate of relics) and director of Treasures of the Church, will lead a tour in the United States with the sacred remains of the body of St. Maria Gorettii. While St. Maria Goretti is universally known as the Patroness of Purity, her greatest virtue was her unyielding forgiveness of her attacker. 

The Diocese of Rockville Centre is privileged to host The Major Relics of St. Maria Goretti.

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Holy Name of Jesus Church
690 Woodbury Rd.
Woodbury, New York 11797

   
  • Public veneration of St. Maria begins 10:30 am
  • Solemn Mass celebrated in St. Maria’s honor 11:30 am
  • Veneration paused from 5:00 pm to 6:15 pm for Sun.Vigil Mass
  • Public veneration ends 10:00 pm

 


Sunday, September 27, 2015

 

St. Agnes Cathedral
29 Quealy Place
Rockville Centre, NY 11570

    
  • Solemn Mass celebrated in St. Maria’s honor 5:00 pm  
  • Public veneration begins following the 5:00 pm Mass
  • Public veneration ends 10:00 pm