Anne-Marie Welsh

Carl Anderson, CEO of the Knights of Columbus, carries a reliquary containing
the incorrupt heart of St. John Vianney in procession at the beginning of Mass
at St. Patrick Cathedral in New York City April 7, 2019. The relic of the 19th-century
French priest and patron of parish priests was displayed in the cathedral sanctuary
during the liturgy; it will be at St. Peter Cathedral in Erie June 6.
CNS photo/Gregory A. Shemitz

ERIE — The Chancery of the Diocese of Erie has announced the diocese will have the honor of hosting a significant relic — the heart of St. John Vianney, patron of parish priests — June 6 at St. Peter Cathedral, W. 10th and Sassafras streets. Parishes and schools are encouraged to publicize this special event and consider organizing a pilgrimage. More information will be available soon.

The Shrine of Ars, France, has entrusted the relic of the saint's incorrupt heart to the Knights of Columbus for a national tour in the U.S. Erie will be one of the last stops on the tour.  For information on the national tour, please visit