Bless Someone Who is Dealing With Cancer

Bless Someone Who is Dealing With Cancer

"I Sought the Lord and He Answered Me; He Delivered Me From All My Fears"

Psalm 34:4

On the second Tuesday of each month, we celebrate a special Mass here at the National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows. It's a humble, simple liturgy. But what the Mass may lack in grandeur, it more than makes up for in importance.

The Mass is our monthly Healing Mass with the Anointing of the Sick. Most people attending the liturgy ae seeking physical healing in their lives or in the lives of loved ones. Many of the participants tell me the Healing Mass is a reminder that they are not alone in their struggles.

healing massAt the conclusion of the Healing Mass, we invite the congregation to venerate a first-class relic of St Peregrine, the patron saint of people suffering from cancer. Since his canonization in 1726, numerous cancer-related miracles have been attributed to his intercession.

Every time I preside at this special Mass I remember the words of Scripture: "Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God: I will strengthen you, I will help you."; Isaiah 41:10.

Do you want to help a loved one dealing with cancer to "fear not?" All you have to do is follow these simple steps:


Send your name or the names of people in your life who are dealing with cancer. During the next Healing Mass, I will place your petition before the altar, and I, along with the congregation present, will pray for your special intentions.

Send your Healing and Hope petitions

Cancer Prayer Chain

Please send your loved ones name to be remembered on the Healing and Hope Prayer Chain.

Cancer Devotional Gifts

I have selected some beautiful devotional items that can be given to someone dealing with cancer. You may also want to keep the devotional items to help you pray for this person. Your donation toward these gifts benefits Oblate missions and ministries.

Angel of Hope Rosary and Lourdes Water     Porcelain Blessing Cross

Please allow 6-8 weeks for processing and delivery of your item.

Cancer Enrollment Card

Send a loved one a Oblate Card of Hope. They will be remembered in special monthly Masses for healing at the Sacred Grotto in Lourdes, France and at the National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows. A Votive Candle will also be lit for them at the Shrine. Please consider a donation of $7 when you use this card in support of the ministries of the Oblates.

Cancer Enrollment Card

Cancer Votive Candles

Votive Candle

Donation Amount

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