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The Schedule for the Relic of St. John Vianney at the Curé of Ars Church in Merrick, NY
(revised August 22, 2006)

Saturday, October 7th A day for ALL the faithful
10:30am-2:00pm Veneration and confessions
2:30pm Parish Wedding (Private Service)
4:00-5:00pm Bishop Guy Bagnard (Bishop of Belley, Ars, France) will speak on the Life of St. John Vianney in the Church
5:00-6:00pm Mass
6:00-10:00pm Veneration and confessions
Sunday, October 8th Curé of Ars Merrick Anniversary Celebration (Parishioners only)
Veneration between each Mass (7:30am, 9:30am & 11:15am).
1:30pm Special Anniversary Mass and closed circuit TV in Chapel and Parish Center
3:15pm Hospitality in the Parish center and tent
3:15-6:30pm Veneration and confessions (2 Priests in the Chapel)
6:30-7:30pm Procession with the Relic and the Monstrance
7:30-8:30pm Vespers (Evening prayer)
8:30-9:30pm Veneration and confessions (or as needed)
Monday, October 9th Columbus Day: A day for all Priests, Religious, Seminarians and Deacons
Theme: The Priesthood is the Heart of Jesus
10:30am-12:00pm Brunch only for Priests in the Parish Center. (Need an RSVP in order to prepare the proper amount of food. All the Priests who will be coming to the Brunch kindly call 516-623-1400 ext. 105, e-mail: or fax 516-623-1107.
12:30pm Priests will be seated in the pews. Processional of the Bishop(s), Relic and altar servers
12:50-1:20pm Talk by Bishop Guy Bagnard (30 minutes) and translator. Ends with a reflection song
1:25-1:55pm Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament (30 minutes)
1:55-2:00pm Benediction and reposition. This will be followed by announcements and instrumental music while the priests vest in the pews for Mass.
2:00-3:00pm Mass for Priests only
Presider: Bishop William Murphy
3:30-5:30pm Veneration of the Relic and confessions
7:00pm Vespers for Seminarians, Deacons, Religious (Brothers/Sisters)
Presider: Msgr. Jim McDonald
8:00-10:00pm Veneration and confessions (or as needed)
Tuesday, October 10th A day for ALL the faithful
Theme: Conversion to Christ
10:30am-12:00pm Veneration and confessions
12:30pm Mass for all the faithful
Presider: Bishop DiMarzio
2:00-7:30pm Veneration and confessions
7:30pm Vespers for all the faithful
Presider: Fr. Tom Devery
8:30-10:00pm Veneration and confessions
Wednesday, October 11th A day for ALL the faithful
Theme: Conversion to Christ
10:30am-1:30pm Veneration of the Relic and confessions
1:30-2:30pm Closing Mass: Fr. Charles Mangano, Pastor
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