Father Richard Poblocki will celebrate a Mass in honor of St. Josemaria Escriva, founder of Opus Dei, at St. Josaphat Church, 20 Peoria Ave., Cheektowaga, on Saturday, June 25, at noon.
Father Escriva was born in Barbastro, Spain in 1902 and ordained to the priesthood in 1925. He founded Opus Dei (Work of God) in 1928.
Father Escriva died in Rome in 1975. St. John Paul II canonized him in 2002.
The mission of Opus Dei is to help people turn their work and daily activities into occasions for growing closer to God and serving others and improving society. The organization currently has members serving the Church in 66 countries.
Light refreshments will be served in the school hall following the Mass.