Bishop John Barres celebrated a special Mass to welcome the first-class relics of St. Faustina Kowalska, the apostle of divine mercy, and Blessed Father Michal Sopocko, her confessor, to the parish of St. Thomas the Apostle, West Hempstead. Following the 3 p.m. Mass on September 16, the relics were carried in procession to the lower church where they were placed in a shrine prepared as their new permanent home. The parish’s Divine Mercy Ministry sponsored the event.  Photos by Ed Casey.