TRUMBULL—The relic of the intact heart of St. John Vianney, the Cure of Ars, will be here in the Diocese of Bridgeport, at St. Catherine of Siena Parish in Trumbull on April 29 and 30. “I would like to extend this warm invitation to all in the diocese to participate in this visit,” said Father Marcello, pastor of St. Catherine of Siena.
On Monday, April 29 from 4-5 pm, there will be an Hour of Prayer in the presence of the Heart of St. John Vianney especially for the priests of the Diocese of Bridgeport, after which a light meal will be shared by the visiting priests.
At 7 pm, Holy Mass will be celebrated in the presence of the Heart of St. John Vianney concelebrated by Archbishop Cronin, Archbishop Emeritus of Hartford. All priests in the diocese are invited to concelebrate.
From 8:30 pm-7 am the next morning all are invited for an all-night vigil of prayer in the presence of the Heart of St. John Vianney. Readings from the homilies of the Cure of Ars will be read on the hour. Prayers for priestly vocations, especially in the Diocese of Bridgeport, will be offered. Participants are welcome for any duration of time.
On Tuesday, April 30 at 9 am Holy Mass will be celebrated for local elementary school students, to which all priests are also invited to concelebrate.
(If a priest would like to concelebrate either of the Masses, and/or to partake in the meal in the rectory, please notify the St. Catherine of Siena Parish Office at 203.377.3133 or firstname.lastname@example.org by April 25 so that arrangements can be made.)