Monthly Anointing of the Sick, blessing with St. Peregrine relics starts Nov. 7

Learn about the Servite ministry for those who live with illness, especially cancer, as they seek to find healing and God’s peace.

St. Joseph Catholic Church will begin offering the blessing of St. Peregrine with his relics the first weekend of each month after one Mass. We will begin with the 4 p.m. Mass on Saturday, November 7, then the 7:30 a.m. Mass on Sunday, December 6, and continue to rotate through the Mass schedule for subsequent months. The Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick will also be offered at these Masses.

You do not need to contact the office for this blessing nor for the Anointing. An announcement will be made the week prior and also the day of the Mass. Anointing of the Sick is not just for people near death. Read the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops web page for details on the Anointing of the Sick.

St. Peregrine is the Patron Saint of the Sick, especially those afflicted with cancer. Born in 1260 at Forli, Italy, he was ordained a priest and later established a Servite community in his home town. He was cured of cancer after he received a vision of Christ on the cross reaching out His hand to touch his impaired limb. He died in 1345 and was canonized in 1726.


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About Karin Livingston

Mrs. Livingston taught at Saint Joseph Catholic School with a State of Colorado teaching license for 15 years before moving into the parish-school technology coordinator position in 2006. Mrs. Livingston was instrumental in piloting the technology aspects of the school literacy program, including introduction of the Accelerated Reader reading practice program, and the Student Teacher Assessment of Reading (STAR) program. Mrs. Livingston has been a parishioner at Saint Joseph Catholic Church since 1993. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communications with an emphasis in Science from the University of California at Davis. Mrs. Livingston blogs and is the author of the young-adult equestrian novel, Winning Bet.
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