It’s been confirmed. The body — the major relics — of St. Maria Goretti, beloved by countless millions, is heading to the United States.
When she arrives from Italy, the first public appearance will be on Sept. 21 at Sacred Heart Basilica in Newark, N.J. — public because she will initially be visiting a prison before that.
As of the latest scheduling she will tour through 25 Catholic dioceses spanning 18 states in parishes, schools, and prisons, including New York, Boston, Newark, Philadelphia, Detroit, Chicago, Atlanta, Houston, Orlando, and Oklahoma City.
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Here’s the tentative schedule of events for Oklahoma – subject to change.
Monday November 9
Christ the King Church
8005 Dorset Drive
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73120
- Public veneration of St. Maria begins: 9:00 am
- The time of the Solemn Mass celebrated in St. Maria’s honor: 7:00 pm by Archbishop Paul Coakley.
- The time public veneration ends: 11:00 pm
Tuesday November 10
Parish Church and Eucharistic Shrine of St. Therese
1007 North 19th Street
Collinsville, Oklahoma 74021-0297
• Opening Mass to welcome the relics into the Diocese at 12:00 noon
• Public veneration of the Relics begins after Mass and continues until 4:00 p.m.
Cathedral of the Holy Family
820 South Boulder Avenue
Tulsa, Oklahoma, 74119
- Public veneration of St. Maria begins: following the 6:00 pm Mass
- The time of the Solemn Mass celebrated in St. Maria’s honor: 6:00 pm
- The time public veneration ends: at 7:00 am on Wednesday November 11 with a closing Mass
Wednesday November 11
Bishop Kelly High School
3905 South Hudson Avenue
Tulsa, Oklahoma 74115
• Mass in honor of St. Maria Goretti at 10:00 am
• Veneration for the School children of the Diocese and their families continues until 4:00 pm
Sts. Peter and Paul Parish
1419 North 67th East Avenue
Tulsa, Oklahoma 74135
• Mass (en Español) in honor of St. Maria Goretti at 6:00 pm
• Veneration continues until 11:00 pm