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Mesa Catholic church among first to display sacred relics of tour

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Posted: Friday, January 14, 2005 9:58 am | Updated: 9:56 am, Fri Oct 7, 2011.

January 14, 2005

St. Timothy Catholic Community, 1739 W. Guadalupe Road, Mesa, will be one of the first of nine Arizona stops on the "Relics of the Passion Tour" Feb. 10-13, which is being coordinated by the Arizona State Council of Knights of Columbus and the Apostolate for Holy Relics in Los Angeles.

The small collection of sacred relics religious archaeologists say can be traced to the last days of Jesus Christ will arrive about 6 p.m. Feb. 10 and be present for a 7 p.m. Mass, and put on display until 6:30 a.m.

Then, the relics can be viewed 8:30 a.m. to about 4 p.m. at St. John Vianney Catholic Church, 539 La Pasada Blvd., Goodyear.

Richard Jeffrey of the Knights of Columbus said Thursday he was trying to set up the first stop at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 230 W. Galveston Road, Chandler.

If that happens, items will be there 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 10.

After the Goodyear stop, the relics will go to Ss. Simon and Jude Cathedral, 6371 N. 27th Ave., Phoenix, at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 11 and remain overnight until 4 a.m.

The relics then will go to Sacred Heart Church in Nogales, with subsequent stops at Our Lady of the Valley in Green Valley; St. Augustine Cathedral in Tucson; St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in Tucson; and Our Lady of Sorrows in Tucson.

For information, visit the Knights’ Web site,

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