Mass at St. Felix Catholic Center hails beatification Mass for Casey

Rev. Solanus Casey is shown in front of the St. Felix Friary, in Huntington, his home for 10 years.
Rev. Solanus Casey is shown in front of the St. Felix Friary, in Huntington, his home for 10 years.

Rev. Tony Steinacker, pastor of SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, will celebrate Mass on Saturday, Nov. 18, at St. Felix Catholic Center, in Huntington.

The Mass begins at 1 p.m. and will be preceded by recitation of the rosary at 12:30 p.m.

The Mass is being held on the same day as a beatification Mass for Rev. Solanus Casey in Detroit, MI, which will be concelebrated by Bishop Kevin Rhoades, head of the Fort Wayne-South Bend Catholic Diocese.

Casey, whose intercession is credited with many apparently miraculous cures, spent 10 years of his life at St. Felix Friary, in Huntington. The former friary is now the home of St. Felix Catholic Center.

Casey died in 1957 and was approved for beatification by Pope Francis in May. Beatification normally leads to an official declaration of sainthood by the Catholic Church.

The Mass at St. Felix Friary is held monthly in honor of Casey and as a Mass for the sick. It is sponsored by the group Praying with Father Solanus.

Tours of St. Felix Catholic Center, including the bedroom used by Casey when he lived there from 1946 to 1956, will be available after the Masses. Assistance will be provided for those with handicaps or who use wheelchairs.

The beatification mass in Detroit, which starts at 4 p.m. Saturday, will be live-streamed online at The Michigan Catholic (www. themichigancatholic.org/), the Archdiocese of Detroit (www.aod.org/), the CatholicTV Network  (ww w. catholictv. org/watch-live) or the Catholic Television Network of Detroit  (www.aod.org/our-archdio cese/catholic-media/ctnd tv/).