Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish in Scotch Plains will be hosting a Healing Mass, or Mass of Anointing, on Saturday December 1 at 11am in the Main Church. IHM is located at 1571 South Martine Avenue in Scotch Plains.
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, and the peace it brings, is but another step in the journey of the Advent season leading up to Christmas.
Although the Mass is a religious celebration, it is open to all who feel a need for healing and without charge. For additional information and directions call (908) 889-2100 or see the parish website www.ihmparish.net.