Healing Mass for Breast Cancer
About the Healing Mass
Many people have expressed that they are not comfortable supporting the Race for the Cure, but still want to join with other families who have gone through this very difficult disease. We hope this Mass will offer those in attendance the opportunity to join their sufferings with Christ as we pray for the peace and healing of all.
"Nearly all of us know someone affected by breast cancer – a mother, a sister, a daughter, niece, friend, or co-worker. We as a Church care very much about all women impacted by breast cancer and we do not take this issue lightly. The Respect Life Aposolate’s position statement regarding Komen came about only after much prayer and research. Our position statement is thoughtful, well-documented, and based on information gleaned from public records over the years.
“So the question is: if we don’t participate in the race, what can we do? We all want to help and support women dealing with breast cancer, which is why we offer our annual healing mass for breast cancer that coincides with the Komen race on June 15th. Last year we had over 300 people in attendance – a significant increase from 2011. Support for this beautiful mass continues to grow as it provides loved ones with an opportunity to pray with survivors, and for women who are, or have been, courageously battling breast cancer.
“Offering this special mass allows us to be in community with each other as we stand in support of those affected by this terrible illness. Fr. Jack Seifert offers an amazing homily filled with love and compassion. We also thank St. Mary Magdalen parish, especially pro-life coordinators Pris and Mark for the wonderful reception afterwards.”
- Karen Nolkemper, Director, Respect Life Apostolate
The Archdiocese updated its Komen Statement in 2016. Click here to read the updated statement.
Saturday, June 10, 2017, 9:30am
St. Mary Magdalen - Brentwood
Fr. Jack Siefert, celebrant
To honor all who have been affected by breast cancer.
Survivors, friends, and family members of anyone who has been affected are welcome.