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St. Patrick Catholic Church
Relics

Stopping by our Divine Mercy Adoration Chapel?

Venerate our first-class relic of St. Faustina, the messenger of Divine Mercy and a first class relic of Blessed Fr. Michael Sopocko, her spiritual director.

We also have relics of St. Padre Pio and St. Teresa of Calcutta in our main church.

Did you know?

Relics are physical objects that have a direct association with the saints. They are usually broken down into three classes. First class relics are the body or fragments of the body of a saint, such as pieces of bone or flesh. Second class relics are something that a saint personally owned, (or fragments of those items). Third class relics are those items that a saint touched or that have been touched to a first or second class relic of a saint.

“They do not contain a power that is their own; a power separate from God.” “Any good that comes about through a relic is God’s doing. But the fact that God chooses to use the relics of saints to work healing and miracles tells us that he wants to draw our attention to the saints as ‘models and intercessors’ (Catechism of the Catholic Church).”

    St. Patrick Catholic Church
    Cedar Rapids, IA 52405
    319.362.7966