Portlaoise Parish Church hosts a celebration of St Padre Pio this week.
The mass will be celebrated on Friday October 7 at 7.30pm in St Peter & Paul’s Church, Portlaoise.
The evening gets underway at 7 pm with the showing in the Church of “The Seraphic Life” – a video on a day in the life of Saint Pio.
The evening includes a blessing with a relic of the saint.
The Mass Celebrant is Portlaoise curate Fr Paddy Byrne.
Padre Pio is venerated as a saint of the Catholic Church
for exhibiting stigmata for most of his life. He was beatified in 1999 and canonized ins 2002 by Pope John Paul II.