Montgomery County pastor curates special exhibit for Catholic service

Mark Abrams
October 30, 2018 - 6:58 pm
Father Jason Kulczynski, pastor of Holy Martyrs Church in Oreland, Montgomery County, displays some of the relics which are going on public exhibit on Thursday to mark the Roman Catholic All Saints Day.

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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Roman Catholic Church will celebrate the Communion of Saints on Thursday, and to help the faithful connect with the spiritual world a Montgomery County pastor will curate a special exhibit.

Father Jason Kulczynski, pastor of Holy Martyrs Church on Allison Road in Oreland, will display some 150 relics of saints. Some of them of are contemporary, others ancient.

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"Looking at them and praying before them puts you in mind of the saint. In the exhibit, there are stories of each of the saints so you can learn about the saint. You're not worshipping the relic but they're helping us in our prayer," he said. "Anyone's welcome to come in. We're having Mass at 8:30. All day long and throughout the day on All Saints Day the relics will be on display. Come and pray in the presence of over a hundred relics of the saints."

Kulczynski says some relics are physical remains and others are personal materials such as clothing.

The collection includes Pope Saint John Paul II and St. Teresa of Calcutta.