Bl. Solanus Casey Relic
Veneration Schedule
(in the Church)

Thursday, February 28, 2019
Tuesday, March 5, 2019

“I give my soul to Jesus Christ.”

Veneration Schedule

Thursday, 2/28
Opening Prayer Service, 7:00 pm w/veneration

Friday, 3/1
9:00 am – 12:00 noon

Saturday, 3/2
9:00 am – 12:00 noon
Mass of Healing @ 4:30 pm
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Sunday, 3/3
Between Masses, until 2:00 pm
Masses of Healing @ 8:30 am, 10:00 am, 12:00 noon
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Monday, 3/4
9:00 am – 12:00 noon
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm (during RE classes)

Tuesday, 3/5
9:00 am – 12:00 noon
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm (during RE classes)

This extraordinary film explores the heroic life of a remarkable, modern-day mystic, Father Solanus Casey, who was relegated to doing little more than being a simple doorman in his monastery. But God would transform the role his superiors assigned him, appointing it a far greater significance to be continued even beyond his earthly life: that of prophet, healer, and intercessor.

Eyes Fixed on Jesus

At age 12, Fr. Solanus had a powerful encounter with Jesus as he grew to love Scripture and the Catholic Faith.  Fr. Solanus knew he was called to become a priest after witnessing a tragic death of a woman while at work as a streetcar conductor.  While Fr. Solanus excelled in prayer and virtue, he struggled in his academic studies and was advised to enter a religious order.  After praying a novena, he heard Mary tell him to “go to Detroit.”  He joined the Capuchins at St. Bonaventure receiving the name Friar Francis Solanus.  In 1924, Fr. Solanus was ordained a priest simplex meaning he could not hear confessions or preach homilies.  He spent his life witnessing holiness through humility, charity, and gratitude.

Humble and Holy

Bl. Solanus Casey was born Bernard Francis Casey, nick-named Barney on November 25, 1870.  He grew up in a large family (one of sixteen children) in Wisconsin.  His parents set a beautiful example of selfless Christ-like love.  It was in that atmosphere of self-sacrifice and strong faith practiced in the home that helped form Fr. Solanus’ love for Jesus.  His childhood was rich in love, steeped in Catholic tradition. The children shared a love for sports, hunting, fishing, swimming, skiing, and skating. The ten boys formed their own baseball team: The Casey Nine.  Barney played catcher, usually without a glove. The other boys enjoyed boxing, but Barney would not participate. Inflicting pain on another person was not aligned with his values.