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Treasures of the Church

Sponsored by Catholic Quest

Treasures of the Church


Treasures of the Church is a ministry of evangelization of the Catholic Church. Run by Fr. Carlos Martins of the Companions of the Cross, its purpose is to give people an experience of the living God through an encounter with the relics of his saints in the form of an exposition. Each exposition begins with a multi-media presentation on the Church's use of relics that is scriptural, catechetical, and devotional, leading to a renewal of the Catholic faith for many people. After the teaching, those in attendance have an opportunity to venerate the relics of some of their favorite saints.

An exposition involves some 150 relics, including those of St. Maria Goretti, St. Therese of Lisieux (the "Little Flower"), St. Francis of Assisi, St. Anthony of Padua, St. Thomas Aquinas, and St. Faustina Kowalska. The supreme highlight is one of the largest relics of the Church's claim to the True Cross in the world and a piece of the Veil that, according to sanctioned tradition, is believed to have belonged to Our Lady.

Fr. Carlos Martins


Fr. Carlos Martins was born in Kitchener, Ontario. A convert from atheism, he completed studies in philosophy at the University of Waterloo where he obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree. A Master of Arts degree in philosophy followed from the University of Toronto, and then a Bachelor of Education from the University of Ottawa. Upon completion of his studies a career in teaching was begun. Three years into teaching, while on retreat, he heard a call to the priesthood and joined the Companions of the Cross. He currently serves as chaplain of York University in Toronto, Canada and also conducts ministry with sacred relics of the saints, with Treasures of the Church ministry.

Schedule of Expositions

Day Date Time Church
Sunday February 22 2:00 pm Holy Ghost Church – Whitman, MA
518 Washington St. Whitman, MA 02382
Tuesday February 24 7:00 pm Holy Family Church – East Taunton, MA
370 Middleboro Ave, East Taunton, MA 02780
Wednesday February 25 6:30 pm St. Bernadette Church – Fall River, MA
529 Eastern Avenue, Fall River, MA 02723
Thursday February 26 7:30 pm St. Mary of the Nativity Church – Scituate, MA
1 Kent Street, Scituate Harbor, MA 02066
Friday February 27 1:00 pm St. Mary Church – Waltham, MA
133 School Street, Waltham, MA 02451
Saturday February 28 5:00 pm St. Julia Church – Weston, MA
274 Boston Post Road, Weston, MA 02493
Sunday March 1 2:30 pm St. Edith Stein – Brockton, MA
71 East Main Street, Brockton, MA 02301
Monday March 2 7:00 pm St. Thomas the Apostle Church – Millis, MA
111 Exchange Street, Millis MA 02054
Wednesday March 4 6:30 pm St. Rita Church (held at St. Louis School) – Lowell, MA
77 Boisvert Street, Lowell, MA 01850
Thursday March 5 7:00 pm St. William Church – Tewksbury, MA
1351 Main Street, Tewksbury, MA 01876
Saturday March 7 5:00 pm Our Lady of Grace Church – Pepperell, MA
28 Tarbell Street, Pepperell, MA 01463

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Mission Statement

Catholic Quest seeks to provide forums for Catholics to continue to learn about their faith, to more clearly explain and defend those Teachings, and to deepen their spirituality and to give people of other faiths the opportunity to learn more about the Teachings and practices of the Catholic Church.

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Ongoing Events

Mother/Daughter Social

Catholic Quest presents a Mother/Daughter social, a program that explores God's special fit of human fertility and the beauty and wonder of God's plan for growing up and becoming a woman.

The next scheduled social will be held September 23rd at St. Mary's in Wrentham, MA from 2-4PM. Please check back to download a registration form.

For more information or if you would like to bring this program to your parish, school or other organization, please contact Eileen Wood at or 978-858-3634.

Marriage Enrichment Workshop

This workshop is for anyone interested in knowing more about how to have happier, healthier and more meaningful relationships within marriage and family life. We are currently working to schedule more of these workshops. Please check back for new dates and information.


St. William Parish
1351 Main Street
Tewksbury, MA 01876
(978) 858-3634

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Eileen Wood
163 Patrick Road
Tewksbury, MA 01876
(978) 858-3634