Sunday, August 24, 2014

West Coast of the USA, and also the Philippines,Preparing for Visit of Rector of the Basilica of the Holy Face of Manoppello

Fr. Carmine carrying the Holy Face of Manoppello in procession in May of 2011.

Fr. Carmine Cucinelli, O.F.M., Cap., Rector of the Shrine and Basilica of the Holy Face of Manoppello will be visiting several cities in the western United States of America over a five day period during the first week of September to give presentations on the Holy Face of Manoppello.

He will arrive in Seattle on Sept. 2, followed by stops in San Francisco and Las Vegas. After giving talks accompanied by slide shows on the Holy Face in churches in these cities he will leave for the Philippines for a seven day mission.

Fr. Carmine will be accompanied throughout his journey by Fr. Danny Flores, a priest from the Philippines, who will translate Fr. Carmine's talks (which will be given in either italian or spanish) for english speaking people.

Fr. Carmine has the blessing of the Archbishop of Chieti-Vasto, His Excellency Bruno Forte, for this mission. Among the churches to be hosting Fr. Carmine are

On Wednesday September 3 in the Seattle Area at St. Madeleine Sophie Church in Bellevue at 5:00 pm for Mass and Presentation by Fr. Carmine on the Holy Face.

Thursday September 4: St. Francis of Assisi Church in East Palo Alto (half way between San Francisco and San Jose) for Mass at 7:30pm followed by presentation by Fr. Carmine on the Holy Face

Friday September 5: St. Ignatius Church in San Francisco for a presentation on the Holy Face at 10am given by Fr. Carmine. Following the presentation there will be Eucharistic Adoration and then Mass at 12:05pm.

Saturday September 6: St. Sharbel Church in Las Vegas 5pm Mass followed by presentation on the Holy Face by Fr. Carmine.

Sunday September 7: Father Carmine is scheduled to be at St. Thomas More Church at Henderson in the Las Vegas area and then at 6:30pm he will be at Our Lady of Las Vegas Church for Mass followed by a presentation on the Holy Face.

Information on Fr. Carmine's presentations while in the Philippines will be announced soon.

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