On the World Day of the Sick, the Archbishop of Montreal Most Rev. Christian Lépine will preside two Anointing of the Sick Diocesan Mass Celebrations in honor of Our Lady of Lourdes, on Thursday February 11, 2016.
At Saint-Jude Sanctuary:
9:30 am: Welcome, Lauds, Rosary
11 am: Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament + Anointing of the Sick
noon: Mass presided by Archbishop Lépine
1 pm: Open doors at the S.A.S.M.A.D./ Pastoral Home Care Services
At Mary Queen of the World Cathedral:
6 pm: Welcome, Door of Mercy, Chapelet
6:30 pm: Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament + Anointing of the Sick
7:30 pm: Mass presided by Archbishop Lépine
Two Eucharistic gatherings of the community to pray for the needs of those who are coping with illness, limited mobility and other health issues, their health care workers and caregivers!
This year, the Holy Father's Message is entitled: Entrusting Oneself to the Merciful Jesus like Mary: "Do whatever he tells you" (Jn 2:5). In his Message, Pope Francis invites all those who assist the sick and the suffering to draw their inspiration from Mary, the Mother of Mercy. "Let us entrust to the Virgin Mary our trials and tribulations, together with our joys and consolations. Let us beg her to turn her eyes of mercy towards us, especially in times of pain, and make us worthy of beholding, today and always, the merciful face of her Son Jesus," the Pope states in the conclusion of his Message.
Pope Francis's Message