A healing Mass is celebrated on the 22nd of each month at 6:00 pm to honor the great saint and healer in the Catholic Church: Saint Charbel. Confessions are always heard 30 minutes before Mass. After Holy Mass, there is an anointing with holy oil from the tomb of Saint Charbel for those who desire it.
St. Charbel Makhlouf (1828 – 1898) was a holy monk, priest and hermit of the Lebanese Maronite Order, of the Catholic Church; a great number of miracles have been attributed to St. Charbel’s intercession since his death. Confessions begin at 5:30 pm; Mass at 6:00pm. Anointing with the ‘oil from the tomb of St. Charbel’ will be available immediately after Mass for all who wish to be anointed. All are invited to join us as we pray to God for healing through the intercession of St. Charbel.
Note: During Lent, when an extra Mass is celebrated each weekday at 5:30pm, the St. Charbel Healing Mass is at 5:30 pm also instead of the usual time of 6 pm.
Also Note: When the 22nd falls on a Saturday in Ordinary Time the Healing Mass is moved to the 21st, Friday at 6pm. When the 22nd falls on a Sunday, the Healing Mass is moved to the 23rd, Monday at 6pm. Please call the office to confirm the time: 225-383-4127.
Confessions are heard 30 minutes prior to Holy Mass.
Prayer to Saint Charbel Makhlouf
Lord, infinitely Holy and Glorified in Your Saints, You have inspired Charbel, the saint monk, to lead the perfect life of a hermit. We thank You for granting him the blessing and strength to detach himself from the world so that the heroism of the monastic virtues of poverty, obedience and charity, could triumph in his hermitage. We beseech You to grant us the grace of loving and serving You, following his example. Almighty God, Who has manifested the power of St. Charbel’s intercession through his countless miracles and favors, grant us…(state your intention), through his intercession.
A Short Prayer to St. Charbel
Lord, your faithful servent St. Charbel spent 23 years in solitude to know You. While we may not be able to do such a feat, instill in our hearts an obligation to pray for 15 minutes each day, we ask this through Christ our Lord, Amen