2015 Treasures of the Church Relics Exposition

Photo: 2013 Slideshow presentation of Fr. Carlos Martins at St. Margaret Mary’s in Oakland, CA

The month of December gives an opportunity for all to be able to venerate more than 150 relics at churches throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. 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.

The date and location of the next expositions are as follows (check the website for any last-minute changes):

Don’t forget to bring your religious items (rosaries, medals, scapulars, etc). Having them touched to the relics make those items 3rd class relics!

Tuesday December 1 at 7:00 pm
St. Columban Church
10801 Stanford Ave
Garden Grove, California 92840
(714) 534-1174

Wednesday December 2 at 7:00 pm
St. Martin de Porres Church
19767 Yorba Linda Blvd.
Yorba Linda, California 92886
(714) 970-2771

Thursday December 3 at 7:00 pm DATE CHANGED TO DECEMBER 8 … see below
Sacred Heart Church
13716 Saratoga Ave
Saratoga, California 95070
(408) 867-3634

Friday December 4 at 6:00 pm
St. Lucy Church
2350 Winchester Blvd
Campbell, California 95008
(408) 378-2464

Saturday December 5 at 6:00 pm
St. Mary Church
12050 E. North Avenue
Sanger, California
(559) 875-2025

Sunday December 6 at 3:00 pm
St. Frances Cabrini Church
15325 Woodard Rd.
San Jose, California 95124
(408) 879-1120

Monday December 7 at 6:30 pm
St. Mary of the Angels Church
900 S. Oak St
Ukiah, California 95482
(707) 462-1431

Tuesday December 8 at 7:00 pm
Sacred Heart Church
13716 Saratoga Ave
Saratoga, California 95070
(408) 867-3634

Wednesday December 9 at 6:30 pm
Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church
4123 Robertson Ave
Sacramento, California 95821
(916) 481-7441

Thursday December 10 at 6:30 pm
Our Lady of Peace
2800 Mission College Blvd
Santa Clara, California 95054
(408) 988-4585

Friday December 11 at 6:00 pm
St. John the Baptist Church
279 South Main Street
Milpitas, California 95035
(408) 262-2546

Sunday December 13 at 6:30 pm (following the 5:00 pm Sunday Mass)
Holy Spirit Church
37588 Fremont Blvd,
Fremont, California 94536
(510) 797-1660

Monday December 14 at 7:00 pm
St. Leo the Great Church
88 Race St
San Jose, California 95126
(408) 293 – 3503

Tuesday December 15 at 6:30 pm
St. Joseph Church
435 Monterey Ave
Capitola, California 95010
(831) 475-8211

Wednesday December 16 at 6:00 pm
Our Lady of Peace Church
2800 Mission College Blvd
Santa Clara, CA
(408) 988-4585

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