Relic part of healing service
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A relic of St. Andre Bessette will be included in a healing Mass and blessing this weekend in the St. Joseph Chapel at the Holy Cross Center on Route 138. Saturday’s service will be celebrated in French and Sunday's in English. Both are from 1 to 4 p.m. St. Andre, known by Catholics as the Miracle Worker of Montreal, was canonized in 2010. More than 2 million people visit his shrine every year. According to Susan Wallace of Holy Cross Family Ministries, attendees are invited to come any time after noon each day to venerate the relic and touch the case that holds it. “St. Andre's charism is healing and it's very powerful,” Wallace said. The program is part of the 70th anniversary celebration of the founding of the family rosary by the Rev. Patrick Peyton in 1942.