Treasures of the Church is a ministry of evangelization of the Catholic Church. Run by Fr. Carlos Martins of the Companions of the Cross, its purpose is to give people an experience of the living God through an encounter with the relics of his saints in the form of an exposition. Each exposition begins with a multi-media presentation on the Church's use of relics that is scriptural, catechetical, and devotional, leading to a renewal of the Catholic faith for many people. After the teaching, those in attendance have an opportunity to venerate the relics of some of their favorite saints.
An exposition involves some 150 relics, including those of St. Maria Goretti, St. Therese of Lisieux (the "Little Flower"), St. Francis of Assisi, St. Anthony of Padua, St. Thomas Aquinas, and St. Faustina Kowalska. The supreme highlight is one of the largest relics of the Church's claim to the True Cross in the world and a piece of the Veil that, according to sanctioned tradition, is believed to have belonged to Our Lady.
Fr. Carlos Martins was born in Kitchener, Ontario. A convert from atheism, he completed studies in philosophy at the University of Waterloo where he obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree. A Master of Arts degree in philosophy followed from the University of Toronto, and then a Bachelor of Education from the University of Ottawa. Upon completion of his studies a career in teaching was begun. Three years into teaching, while on retreat, he heard a call to the priesthood and joined the Companions of the Cross. He currently serves as chaplain of York University in Toronto, Canada and also conducts ministry with sacred relics of the saints, with Treasures of the Church ministry.
|Sunday||February 22||2:00 pm||Holy Ghost Church – Whitman, MA
518 Washington St. Whitman, MA 02382
|Tuesday||February 24||7:00 pm||Holy Family Church – East Taunton, MA
370 Middleboro Ave, East Taunton, MA 02780
|Wednesday||February 25||6:30 pm||St. Bernadette Church – Fall River, MA
529 Eastern Avenue, Fall River, MA 02723
|Thursday||February 26||7:30 pm||St. Mary of the Nativity Church – Scituate, MA
1 Kent Street, Scituate Harbor, MA 02066
|Friday||February 27||1:00 pm||St. Mary Church – Waltham, MA
133 School Street, Waltham, MA 02451
|Saturday||February 28||5:00 pm||St. Julia Church – Weston, MA
274 Boston Post Road, Weston, MA 02493
|Sunday||March 1||2:30 pm||St. Edith Stein – Brockton, MA
71 East Main Street, Brockton, MA 02301
|Monday||March 2||7:00 pm||St. Thomas the Apostle Church – Millis, MA
111 Exchange Street, Millis MA 02054
|Wednesday||March 4||6:30 pm||St. Rita Church (held at St. Louis School) – Lowell, MA
77 Boisvert Street, Lowell, MA 01850
|Thursday||March 5||7:00 pm||St. William Church – Tewksbury, MA
1351 Main Street, Tewksbury, MA 01876
|Saturday||March 7||5:00 pm||Our Lady of Grace Church – Pepperell, MA
28 Tarbell Street, Pepperell, MA 01463
For more information please visit the website: www.treasuresofthechurch.com
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Tewksbury, MA 01876
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