St. Patrick celebrates the first feast day of St. Pope John Paul II

St. Patrick Catholic High School celebrated the first feast day of St. Pope John Paul II with a great celebration.  Our religious studies department head, Mr. Terry Creel, acquired a second class relic of the saint from the Archbishop of Krakow, His Eminence Stanisław Dziwisz.  The school shared in the sacrifice of the Mass to present and venerate the relic with celebrant Father Adam Urbaniak.  The relic was then installed in the school chapel where it will be honored and venerated by the school community.  St. Patrick is now one of only four places in the United States with a relic of St. Pope John Paul II.  The school community, including students, parents, alumnae, and faculty shared in a special lunch to further celebrate this momentous day.