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Commemorating 50th Anniversary of Padre Pio’s Death in Howard Beach

All are warmly invited and welcomed to St. Helen Church, Howard Beach, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the death of St. Padre Pio of Pietrelcina.

There will be a Holy Hour including Benediction on Friday, Sept. 21, at 7 p.m., led by Deacon Vincent LaGamba of St. Francis de Sales Church. He will speak of his devotion to St. Padre Pio.

On the eve of St. Padre Pio’s Feast Day, Saturday, Sept. 22, Mass will be celebrated at 7 p.m.

A candlelight procession outside the Church and veneration of his relic will follow.