Diocesan healing mass

My job of liaison to the diocesan healing ministry still continues to this day, and this evening we had a chance to be present at the parish of St. Malachy in the NDG area of Montreal. It was a very simple evening — the rosary, the mass, and the sacraments and prayers for healing afterwards — but it went really well. Fr. Lawrence MacEachen, the pastor, had told us from the outset that he was not too comfortable with “charismatic” style evenings, but I think he was quite pleased with how it turned out — he told me that quite a number of persons from his parish were there, people he knew were quite sick, and that they came to him for the sacrament of anointing. I was delighted to know we were able to help his people live this important dimension of the spiritual life, and to help him pastor to them.