Healing Masses

As Patron Saint of the Impossible, 

Saint Rita provides intercession to many who are sick, distraught, or struggling with infertility. 

Throughout her life, Saint Rita handled hardships with patience and grace - from the murder of her husband to the death of her sons. As a nun, she lived with the stigmata on her forehead for over a decade. As a peacemaker, she sought to bring healing among people by fostering discourse and offering a patient, listening ear.

To mark these attributes, the National Shrine of Saint Rita of Cascia holds a Healing Mass every third Sunday of the month, September through May, at 2pm.

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Healing Masses include anointing with St. Rita holy oil, a recitation of the Novena to Saint Rita, and veneration of her relics. 

We welcome all who seek healing and health - physical, spiritual, mental, and relational - to join us as we implore the powerful intercession of our patroness, the saint of the impossible.

Healing Masses: 2017-2018

All Healing Masses are at 2pm in the upper church.

September 17, 2017: Fr. Jim Keating, O.S.A.

"Jesus shows us the boundless nature of Christian forgiveness."

October 15, 2017: Fr. Frank Doyle, O.S.A.

November 19, 2017: Fr. Michael Sullivan, O.S.A.

December 17, 2017: Fr. Art Purcaro, O.S.A.

January 21, 2018: Fr. Michael Hughes, O.S.A.

February 18, 2018: Fr. Keith Hollis, O.S.A.

March 18, 2018: Fr. Bill Waters, O.S.A.

April 15, 2018: Fr. Francis Caponi, O.S.A.

May 20, 2018: Fr. Rob Hagan, O.S.A.