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October Healing Mass

  • National Shrine of Saint Rita of Cascia 1166 South Broad Street Philadelphia, PA, 19146 United States (map)

Celebrant: Fr. Art Purcaro, O.S.A.
12 Noon Mass in the Upper Church
Confession: 11:30 AM


The community of faith gathers to pray for Saint Rita's healing intercession. After the homily, there will be an anointing with blessed Saint Rita oil. Each Mass is followed by the recitation of the Saint Rita Novena prayers and reverencing of her relics.

Each Healing Mass is preceded by confessions at 11:30 am in the Lower Shrine.

Healing Masses are presided by guest celebrants, Augustinian friars from various ministries and communities throughout the Province of Saint Thomas of Villanova. The choir sings at every Healing Mass.

A Healing Mass is held in the upper Shrine at 12:00 Noon every third Sunday of the month from September through May.

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Earlier Event: October 6
A Time of Grace