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Padre Pio Observance in Howard Beach

Friday, Sept. 23 marked the end of a Triduum in honor of St. Padre Pio at St. Helen Church, Howard Beach. Mass was followed by a candlelight procession to the shrine of St. Pio, ending with personal veneration of the saint’s relic.  Above, Jenny Taranto, one of the organizers, visits the shrine.
Jenny Taranto, an organizer of the Padre Pio Triduum at St. Helen parish, Howard Beach, visits the shrine.

Friday, Sept. 23 marked the end of a Triduum in honor of St. Padre Pio at St. Helen Church, Howard Beach. Below, Father Francis Colamaria, pastor, is flanked by Father Lukasz Kubiak and Father Anthony at the closing Mass. Mass was followed by a candlelight procession to the shrine of St. Pio where parishioners had the opportunity to venerate a relic of the popular saint. (Photos: Mary Ann Kellen)

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