Mass of Generational Healing -July 27th at 7pm

Dear Parishioners,

 It is my plan to have a Mass of Generational Healing here on Friday Night, July 27 at 7 pm.  I first heard about this Mass several years ago.  The Catholic Church has a long history of celebrating particular Masses for specific reasons.  We have Votive Masses of the Sacred Heart, for example; or Masses for Various Needs and Occasions (like harvest time or for the government.)  

 This would be a Mass in which we pray for deceased relatives as well as ourselves.  Some of us recognize that our families seem to have problems that run from one generation to the next.  Some of us have problems with mental illness, addictions like pornography or alcohol, or family members who dabbled in the occult.  This Mass seeks to bring healing and help break the chain of malady.

 I am in the process of trying to find a number of priests who will be available to pray with us after Mass for individual families.  Even if I can't find enough priests for that, we will still have the Mass.  In addition, we have a beautiful icon of "Christ the Healer" that our parishioner Dan Dooher has arranged to have present to help us inspire us.

 So please remember to place July 27 at 7 pm on your calendar.

 Sincerely in Christ,

Fr. Gurnee