February 22, 2019

St. Paul Parish in Tell City to host relic of St. John Vianney on March 12

Johnny Volk, left, Abraham Hudepohl and Dominic Martini, all eighth-grade students at St. Nicholas School in Ripley County, pray before the incorrupt heart of St. John Vianney on Jan. 4 in SS. Peter and Paul Cathedral in Indianapolis. The relic will be available for veneration on March 12 at St. Paul Church in Tell City. (File photo by Sean Gallagher)

Johnny Volk, left, Abraham Hudepohl and Dominic Martini, all eighth-grade students at St. Nicholas School in Ripley County, pray before the incorrupt heart of St. John Vianney on Jan. 4 in SS. Peter and Paul Cathedral in Indianapolis. The relic will be available for veneration on March 12 at St. Paul Church in Tell City. (File photo by Sean Gallagher)

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The incorrupt heart of St. John Vianney will be available for veneration on March 12 at St. Paul Church, 814 Jefferson St., in Tell City.

Veneration will begin at 3 p.m. with a procession of the relic into the church and the praying of the rosary. Mass will be celebrated at 5:15 p.m. Veneration will continue after the Mass until 7:30 p.m. when there will be a blessing with the relic.

The relic of the patron saint of priests, which is ordinarily housed at the shrine for St. John Vianney in Ars, France, is on a tour of the United States organized by the Knights of Columbus.

An estimated 3,000 people venerated the relic on Jan. 4 when it was at SS. Peter and Paul Cathedral in Indianapolis. It was then made available for veneration by thousands who came to the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis for SEEK2019, a conference sponsored by the Fellowship of Catholic University Students.

For more information about the opportunity to venerate the relic at St. Paul Church, call the parish at 812‑547-7994.

For more information about the national tour of the heart of St. John Vianney, visit www.kofc.org/en/events/vianney.html. †

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