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Diocese News 8.29.2023

Relics of Saint Pio of Pietrelcina to Visit The Catholic Diocese of Dallas

The relics of Saint Pio of Pietrelcina will be on display in the Diocese of Dallas on September 18- 20.

Sponsored by the Saint Pio Foundation, the relics will be available for public veneration at:

Monday, September 18, 2023: All Saints Catholic Church, 5231 Meadowcreek Dr. Dallas, TX 75248
Starting/Ending: 10:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M. Mass in honor of Padre Pio at 7:30 P.M.  (Presentation on St. Padre Pio before end of Mass)

Please, contact the parish at (972) 778-0301, or via email at  for additional information.

Speaker: Maestro Luciano Lamonarca, Founder of Saint Pio Foundation

Tuesday, September 19, 2023: Divine Mercy of Our Lord Catholic Church, 1585 E. Cartwright Rd. Mesquite TX 75149
Starting/Ending: 8:00 A.M. to 9:30 P.M. Mass in honor of Padre Pio in English at 6:00 P.M., and in Spanish at 7:00 P.M.
Please, contact the parish at (972) 591-5294, or via email at  for additional information.

Speaker: Father Wilmer Daza    

Wednesday, September 20, 2023: Church of the Incarnation – University of Dallas, 1845 E Northgate Dr. Irving TX 75062
Starting/Ending: 9:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. Mass in honor of Padre Pio at 5:00 P.M.
Please, contact the parish at (972) 721-5375, or via email at  for additional information.

Speaker: Richard Kelly 

“We are indeed grateful to Bishop Edward J. Burns and Bishop Greg Kelly for inviting the Saint Pio Foundation to bring the relics of Padre Pio for the first time in the Diocese of Dallas. The most important fact, in our opinion, is that the majority of those attending the tour of the relics of Padre Pio would never be able to travel to Italy's San Giovanni Rotondo or Pietrelcina to visit the places where our Saint was born, lived, and died. It has, therefore, become a mission for us to enable these faithful devotees to have a 'spiritual encounter' with Padre Pio,” said Founder and CEO Luciano Lamonarca.

The first and second-class relics of Saint Pio available for public veneration include: - The crusts of his wounds - Cotton gauze bearing his blood stains - A lock of his hair - His handkerchief soaked with his sweat only hours before he died - A piece of Padre Pio's mantle For additional information about the full tour of the relics, please visit:

ABOUT THE RELICS In the Catholic Church, relics are physical objects associated with a saint or candidate for sainthood – part of the person’s body or something with which he or she was in contact. Relics are not worshiped but treated with religious respect. Touching or praying in the presence of such an object helps a faithful individual focus on the saint’s life and virtues so that through the saint’s prayer or intercession before God, the individual will be drawn closer to God.

About the Saint Pio Foundation Founded in 2014, the Saint Pio Foundation is a non-profit, charitable organization that promotes the legacy and teachings of Saint Pio of Pietrelcina, popularly known as Padre Pio. Among its most important initiatives is the tour of the relics of Padre Pio, which has visited more than 100 cities in the United States and abroad, and the "Panis Angelicus" initiative, which provides thousands of boxes of food for families in need through its two programs "A Margherita for a Smile" and "Christmas Challenge."