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Lay Ministers Leading a “Healing Ritual”

March 19th, 2011, Promulgated by Dr. K

St. Mary downtown will soon offer a Lenten healing service. A priest has been invited to deliver a reflection, however, lay persons will administer the “healing ritual.”

Isn’t this something a priest should be doing, or is that too Pre-Vatican II?

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8 Responses to “Lay Ministers Leading a “Healing Ritual””

  1. avatar Anonymous says:

    Lets all go and protest!!

  2. avatar Anonymous says:

    I’ll be there to protest with you.

  3. avatar Anonymous says:

    When is Rome going to do something????? What chance do we have when no one in authority puts a stop to all this nonsense? Can’t they see that our church is crumbling? Why won’t they listen to what is going on in this Diocese and do something about it?

  4. avatar Anonymous says:

    Because they don’t care. That’s why.

  5. avatar Anonymous says:

    This goes on at All Saints Parish in Corning. We even have Protestants running the services. All with the blessing of the administrator.

  6. avatar Abaccio says:

    Typical Fr. Werth. Classic case of “Nice guy, horrible priest.”

  7. avatar annonymouse says:

    Healing ritual? Hmmm – I think we already have two: Sacrament of Penance and Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick. Both require a priest.

    Except sacraments are so “old school” in our newfangled Church!

  8. avatar Anonymous says:

    There was the sacrament of the sick given after the Masses at St. Mary’s Downtown–celebrated BY A PRIEST. It was beautiful, very spirit-filled. You should have been there. Those of us that were anointed BY A PRIEST felt very peaceful.

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