A Special Celebration: Our Healing Mass September 28, 2019



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During His ministry on earth, Jesus had a particular concern for sick people; He healed them not just with a word of power, but also with a human and compassionate touch.

The Sacrament of the Sick, like all sacraments, is one way that the Church continues the ministry of Jesus. Through it, Christ continues to touch, heal, and comfort. The Letter of James attests that this practice has always been part of ministry: “Is anyone among you sick? He should summon the presbyters of the Church, and they should pray over him and anoint [him] with oil in the name of the Church” (5:14).

On Saturday, September 28, 2019 at our annual Healing Mass, Monsignor Michael McCormac administered the Sacrament of the Sick as he laid hands and anointed 38 people.  The communal celebration reminds us that suffering is part of our human condition and has the power to move us to look on each other with the compassion of Christ, the Healer. Celebrating this sacrament during Mass also helps us unite our sufferings with Christ’s as we recall His body broken and His blood poured out for us.  Those who received the sacrament and those, who escorted them, felt the powerful presence of Jesus in a very sacred way.  

 Following the Mass, there was a reception in the Monsignor Woods Hall where our youth and other adult volunteers welcomed and served those who had participated at the Mass.  It truly was a day filled with many blessings.   

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