Saint Peregrine Day of Prayer for the Sick

“Is any among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him,anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord; and the prayer of faith will save the sick man, and the Lord will raise him up; and if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven.” 
(Jas. 5:14-15; cf. Mark 6:13

The Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe will host Saint Peregrine Day: A Day of Prayer for the Sick and Those with Cancer on Saturday, May 4, 2019.


10:00 a.m. ….. Confessions available
…………………..First Saturday Reflection
10:30 a.m. ….. Rosary
11:00 a.m. ….. Holy Mass

At the conclusion of Mass:

  • Rite of Blessing of the Sick with oil that has been blessed in honor of Saint Peregrine, who was miraculously cured of cancer and who is the Patron Saint of persons suffering from cancer, will be offered. 
    • Blessed Oil for all Christians

      Besides the three oils which the church now reserves for use in the sacraments, the Church also recognizes the use of blessed oil for use by all Christians. (Source: Roman Ritual)

      The purpose of this oil is primarily for healing and protection from harm; but, the oil can also be used to pray for all the blessings which the oil represents, that is, all the riches which are ours in Jesus.  The oil can be used in praying for oneself or in praying for others. The simplest way of anointing is to make the sign of the cross ….

      The healing properties of oil were also recognized (Ez.16:9; Lk 10:34).  The apostles used it for healing, apparently at the instruction of Jesus Himself (Mk. 6:13), and this practice was continued in the early church (Jas. 5:14). 

      In addition to blessed oil being found in Scripture, the saints also used blessed oil, i.e. Saint Padre Pio and Blessed Andre Bessette.

    • In using sacramentals, we should not confuse this blessed oil with the Church’s holy oil that is conferred only by a priest in the Anointing of the Sick.  If one should wish to receive the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick, one should contact his/her parish priest.

  • Veneration a first-class relic of Saint Peregrine

Sacrament of Confession is also available:

Following the 11:00 a.m. Mass
2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.

Church Tour:  12:15 p.m.  (Time subject to change, depending on the conclusion of Mass)

Holy Hour:  3:30 p.m.  (Exposition, Rosary, Litany of Loreto, Vespers, Benediction)

To enroll someone in the Saint Peregrine Guild for those with cancer, please click hereSaint Peregrine Cancer Guild Enrollment Form

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