Dear Church Cat,
When is the next healing Wednesday night service?
St. Philip’s holds a Holy Eucharistic service in our Chapel each Wednesday at 5:30 pm. On the 1st Wednesday of each month, the Sacrament of Healing is offered as part of the service.
For those who may not know, the Book of Common Prayer (BCP) has a section known as the “Ministration to the Sick”. Prayers for healing, also known as Holy Unction, is intended to help the healing of body, mind or spirit. Holy Unction is one of the sacramental rites guided by the Holy Spirit. Healing may also be sought for relationships that are in distress or for strength and guidance at some specific crossroad of life. The priest will make the sign of the cross in Holy Oil on your forehead, will lay hands on your head, and will pray softly (to insure your privacy) for God's blessing. It is available to those who are not members of the Episcopal Church as well as to members.
The Church Cat prays that everyone in distress of body, mind or spirit seek out this important sacrament either by partaking in the 1st Wednesday of the month service or by appointment with our priest.
+Peace, The Church Cat