No Public Celebration of the Healing Mass in Honor of St. Odilia in Onamia
Due to COVID-19 and local diocesan protocols that prohibit large church gatherings and hospitality at this time, particularly for individuals over the age of 65 and any who are ill, it is not possible for the Crosiers to have our usual public celebration of the Healing Mass in honor of St. Odilia on Sunday, July 12, 2020. However, while the public will not be able to physically join us that day, the Crosiers will still offer their conventual Mass at the priory church and National Shrine for the intentions of all who seek healing through the intercession of St. Odilia. In addition, the Crosiers will offer the solemn novena from July 10–18, 2020, and celebrate their usual conventual Mass on July 18, 2020, the feast day of St. Odilia—the Order’s patroness—in the name of all those who wish to share in spiritual communion and pray for their healing.
While it is regrettable that we must cancel this public celebration of our Healing Mass here at the National Shrine of St. Odilia, we believe it is the right thing to do for the health and safety of our Crosier Community as well as for all those who would normally have attended this Mass with us. We certainly hope that 2021 will offer such an opportunity for us all once again.
If you would like to participate in prayer virtually with the Crosiers on July 12, you can visit our YouTube page where our Crosier Community in Phoenix will be live streaming the Mass twice on that day with their broadcasting abilities.
Our YouTube address is: www.youtube.com/Crosiers1210
The Mass times are:
- Eastern Time: 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
- Central Time (Onamia): 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.
- Mountain Time (Phoenix): 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
- Pacific Time: 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
If you have a special intention that you would like the Crosiers to pray for during the novena and priory Mass, please click here to submit your prayer request.
We pray for all those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and all those working on the front lines to provide healing and compassionate ministry during these challenging days of viral threat and concerns for everyone’s safety. We surely look forward to the days when we can again joyfully gather in prayer and enjoy the communion of health and faith together.
May God bless you! We certainly keep you in prayer and are grateful for all your kindnesses.