This evening the Healing Ministry of the Catholic Charismatic Services of Montreal (CCSM) sponsored an evening Eucharist, followed by prayers for healing. Yours truly was present, as I am the diocesan liaison to this particular ministry. Every Mass is a “healing mass” of course, but the sacraments of Reconciliation and Anointing of the Sick were made available in abundance, as well as the opportunity for people to be prayed over by teams of specially trained lay persons. It was a very beautiful, prayerful environment. Many thanks to Fr. Pat Donnelly of St. Edmund’s parish for welcoming us, and to Msgr. Sean Harty (our episcopal vicar) for presiding and preaching at the Eucharist.
The next “healing mass” will be held on April 28, 2006, at St. Monica’s parish (NDG), presided by Fr. Ray Lafontaine.