With the work completed, the task of returning the saints to their resting places in the newly repaired reliquaries remained. This was done on Sunday at the parish's noon Extraordinary Form Mass. A procession with the relics to the sanctuary was followed by a solemn high Mass and then the reinterment in the side altars. The church was filled to capacity (approximately 750 - 800 people) as both parishioners and curious visitors gathered in the church from far and wide. The parish choir provided the beautiful Mass setting of Josquin's Missa Pange Lingua, and a special schola formed by alumni of the former St. Thomas Seminary in Louisville provided the beautifully chanted propers. A parishioner, who is an excellent seamstress, completed a new solemn set of vestments in gold for the occasion, and these were used for the first time at the Mass. The same parishioner constructed the new robes that are now used to dress the saints in their reliquaries, and the trims on the new set of vestments match those used on the new robes. Holy cards of the two saints containing third class relics (small pieces of their former robes) were distributed to the faithful, who venerated the relics at the conclusion of the Mass.
Find below some of the first pictures that have been received of this event, taken by parishioners and visitors to the parish at the Mass. Many more pictures will be received and will be posted as they arrive: