Lourdes Healing Mass in Brisbane
Report by Danny Higgins, North Eastern Hospitaller elect.
Saturday 17th August saw the North Eastern Region of the Order of Malta, Australian Association celebrate our annual Lourdes Healing Mass at St Paschal’s Church Wavell Heights. We were led by our Magistral Chaplains Fathers David Pascoe and Gerard McMorrow, assisted by Fr James O’Donoghue.
17 Members and several Young Volunteers of the Order of Malta hosted almost 180 people to celebrate Holy Eucharist, with those in the congregation in need of healing in body, mind and spirit able to receive an anointing. A special blessing was offered for the carers present.
Fr. David spoke of many ways that healing can be experienced in our lives, all of which involve the laying on of hands in some way – from the latest medical technology through to the simple act of reaching out to someone in need of comfort.
Rosary Packs and bottles of Lourdes Water were distributed and a joyous morning tea was enjoyed by all.
Special thanks must go to Fr. Gerard and the Parish of Our Lady of the Angels for their support and contributions towards making this Mass an uplifting celebration.
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