Our Lady of Lourdes Church
June 2nd – June 4th
"It was such a blessing for our parish," says Steve Johnson, parishioner and Coordinator of the Relics visit to Ada, Ohio. "Bishop Earl Fernandez was ordained and installed as Bishop of the Columbus Diocese on May 31st. He came here to celebrate mass on Friday, June 3rd. It was standing room only, and very heartwarming to see so many people gather as community."
Families gathered around the font to wash and drink of the water of Lourdes. A rosary procession was held on the first and second nights.
"If we can have just an ounce of St. Bernadette's faith, the world would be a very different place," continued Johnson. "It was just blessing after blessing after blessing."
Photographer: Ken Snow