The 10th annual World Day of the Sick Divine Mercy Healing Mass was held February 11, 2017 at St. Ann Church, Bartlett. Father Russ Harbaugh presided and was joined by Father Elbert Callis, Father David Orsak, Father Richard Coy, Msgr. Victor Ciaramitaro and Msgr. Thomas Kirk. They were assisted by Deacons Chip Jones, David Dierkes and Greg Thomas. The World Day of the Sick is a feast day of the Catholic Church which was instituted on May 13, 1992 by Pope John Paul II. Beginning on February 11, 1993, it is celebrated every year on the commemoration of Our Lady of Lourdes, for all believers seeks to be "a special time of prayer and sharing, of offering one's suffering." The Mass involves the laying on of hands as well as the anointing of the palms of parishioners in attendance.
Mar 16, 2017