Healing Mass for Breast Cancer

Annual Breast Cancer Healing Mass

About the Healing Mass

Life Rose - PinkMany people in the Archdiocese of St. Louis are wanting to raise awareness and support individuals and families who have gone through this very difficult disease. Since 2011, the Respect Life Apostolate has offered this Healing Mass in collaboration with different parishes throughout the archdiocese.   

We hope this Mass will give those in attendance the opportunity to join their sufferings with Christ as we pray for the peace and healing of all. 


Event Information

Saturday, June 9, 2018, 9:30 a.m.

Fr. Jack Siefert, Celebrant ~ St. Mary Magdalen Parish (Brentwood)

To honor all who have been affected by breast cancer. Survivors, friends, and family members of anyone who has been affected are welcome.

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From Karen Nolkemper, Executive Director, Respect Life Apostolate:

"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. We all want to help and support women dealing with this terrible disease, which is why we offer our Annual Healing Mass for breast cancer. 

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 also allows us to be in community with each other as we stand in support of those affected by this terrible illness. Celebrants continue to offer amazing homilies year after year filled with love and compassion. We also thank the host parish, especially pro-life coordinators and committees, for the wonderful reception afterwards."

"The Mass coincides with the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure each June. The position statement of the Archdiocese of St. Louis about this race came about only after much prayer and research. The statement is thoughtful, well-documented, and based on information gleaned from public records over the years." 

Click here to read the Archdiocese's Komen Statement, which was last updated in 2016.