Annual White Mass for Healthcare Professionals - October 19th
Publish Date: September 25, 2014
ANNUAL WHITE MASS FOR HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS
Cathedral Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe
Oct 19th at the 9 am Mass
Celebrant - Auxiliary Bishop Douglas Deshotel
Reception to follow at the Grand Salon (Plaza side)
Exhortation by Fr. Jonathan Austin
Visit the Guild’s page at the Dallas Diocesan website (www.cathdal.org/pages/physiciansguild) for more info. To RSVP for the reception in the Grand Salon, email . All involved in healthcare - including family members - are invited.
The tradition of the White Mass in the United States finds its origins in the development of the national Catholic Medical Association in the early 1930s. From its inception, the medical profession has been understood as a healing profession, a way in which Christ’s work continues upon the earth. Moreover, since the apparitions at Lourdes in the late 19th century, the plight of the infirmed - and those who care for them - have taken on renewed appreciation in participating in the mysteries of Christ’s own life.
The White Mass, so named by the color worn by those in the healing profession of medicine, gathers health care professionals under the patronage of St. Luke to ask God’s blessing upon the patient doctor, nurse, and caregiver alike.