Sponsored by the Knights and Ladies of Divine Mercy
Prayers for Healing
Adoration 2:00 – 4:00 pm
Confessions 3:00 – 4:00 pm
Fr. Pio Mandato FMHJ is a Franciscan priest living as a missionary hermit in the Diocese of Scranton PA. under Bishop Joseph C. Bambera, D. D..
He was born in Italy. His parents came from Pietrelcina in Southern Italy, the same town as Saint Pio, the famous stigmatist priest whom they knew very well. Fr. Pio received his first holy communion from Saint Pio before coming to the USA. He grew up in New Jersey and entered the Capuchin Franciscans at the age of 17, where he received his Franciscan formation and later his priestly ordination in 1985 . II
Since then he has been involved in various apostolates throughout the years, from hospital chaplaincy to working with the homeless in NY, to giving periodic retreats.
In 1998 after being accepted into the Diocese of Scranton by Bishop Timlin D. D., he began living a life of solitude and prayer consisting of Adoring the Lord, Prayerful intercession for the Church in her needs, living a life of repentance and conversion and of joyful Thanksgiving in the Franciscan charism. He is also Chaplain to the Capuchin Sisters of Nazareth and at times goes forth to preach retreats.
Church of the Holy Ghost presents a teaching and exposition of Sacred Relics on Friday November 19 at 6:30 pm . Father Carlos Martins of the Companions of the Cross will be here with an extraordinary Vatican collection of over 150 relics, some as old as 2000 years. Among the treasures will be relics of St. Joseph, 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. There will also be a portion of the Veil of Our Lady and one of the largest remaining pieces of the True Cross in the world. Those in attendance will be able to examine and venerate each relic. Throughout history, many healings have been worked in the presence of relics; and thousands have occurred through this ministry. Do not miss this opportunity. You are encouraged to bring your articles of devotion (such as rosaries, holy cards, etc.) and pictures of ill friends/family members, which you will be able to touch to the reliquaries as a means of intercession. For most, this will be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Please spread the word.
November 19th (Friday)
6:30 pm – talk by Fr. Carlos Martins followed by exposition
A reading of Eileen’s teachings with commentary, Prayer for the Intercession of Eileen George, Blessing with Eileen’s Relic, Exposition and Prayer for Eileen’s Cause, and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament.
If you know someone that needs a miracle, let’s ask the Father to bring it through Eileen!