Thursday, February 11, 2016, 7:30 PM
Mass of Our Lady of Lourdes
Eucharistic Blessing of the Sick
All are welcome!
The message of Lourdes is the Gospel message. In all of the conversations between Our Lady and Bernadette at Massabielle, Mary calls humanity to rediscover the Good News that God loves and cares for us. No matter who we are, Christ is there for us. So it is not surprising that through the years, Lourdes has often become synonymous with the physically sick. At the grotto, there is a message of great hope and consolation for the sick and the handicapped. There have been well-documented miraculous cures. So on this feast, we should pray for physical healing. That is an act of faith in Jesus, who came “to save the lost and the sick.” However, the message of Lourdes goes far beyond physical healing. Our Lady brings about in us a healing of the heart, where Jesus most wants to touch us all.