Healing and Anointing Ministry
St. Anselm’s Parish has, through the prayers of its Priests, had a long tradition of a Healing Ministry. The Healing Services twice a year have been a part of Parish life for decades. As well as regular opportunities for individual personal prayer and confession, two important opportunities exist for Healing in a Spiritual way.
The Healing and Anointing Mass
Our annual first powerful healing experience is the Healing and Anointing Mass.
The Healing and Anointing Mass takes place twice a year (May and October) in the church and its origins go back to the early days of our Christian faith as mentioned in the early Church. The healing ministry of the Church allows for the priest of the parish to pray and lay hands on the person to be anointed. This powerful ministry is one of the seven great sacraments of the church and allows for the power of Jesus to be present in the anointing and the prayer.
The Healing Mass is not just about physical illness or disability; it is about wholeness and is a deeply spiritual experience. During the Mass the suffering of Jesus himself and his oneness with us is acknowledged and the pain and suffering of those present is honoured with the church as the centre of what the church does.
The whole universal church in focusing and honouring each participant and affirming and praying with them.
We hope as many of you as possible will take advantage of the opportunity to receive the Sacrament.
The service is followed by tea in the hew halls. We advertise this in the parish newsletter and on the Upcoming Events page of this website.
Should anyone need transport, please contact the parish office, 020 8672 2179.