IHM will be hosting a Healing Mass, or Mass of Anointing, on Saturday, March 10 in the Main Church.
Although the Sacrament termed “Anointing of the Sick” is normally associated with the terminally ill, this Mass represents a broader outreach to those who are troubled in body, mind, and spirit. As such, it takes a holistic approach towards the well-being of the individual in a communal setting that acknowledges our need for healing, forgiveness, and acceptance by God and by one another. Healing, as a outgrowth of the penitential process, is a natural progression in the Lenten journey.
Although Mass itself is a religious observance, the anointing is open to all who feel a need for healing and the comfort of forgiveness.