First White Mass Celebrated

//First White Mass Celebrated

First White Mass Celebrated

At the Cathedral of the Assumption’s 5:30 p.m. Mass last evening, doctors and healthcare professionals from throughout the Archdiocese of Louisville gathered for the first-ever “White Mass” in the Archdiocese.

 

Doctors and healthcare representatives gather in the Cathedral after the first "White Mass" in the Archdiocese.

Doctors and healthcare representatives gather in the Cathedral after the first “White Mass” in the Archdiocese.

More than 50 healthcare professionals and their families came together to renew their pledge of faithful service to the health and well-being of all in a manner true to Catholic convictions. Attached is a photograph taken after the Mass and before the reception.

This also provided the occasion of the first public meeting of the new St. Joseph Guild of the Catholic Medical Association. Recently chartered by about 15 physicians, the St. Joseph Guild provides support and spiritual direction for Catholic doctors. Founded in the 1930s, the Catholic Medical Association has  an active present throughout the United States. Most recently, there has been a renewal of interest in such a gathering of Catholic physicians, and a number approached me to receive support for their formation of a new guild. I am delighted that the St. Joseph Guild has now been formed in our local Church, with Dr. Scott Hedges as the first president and Father Paul Beach as the first chaplain.

Please continue to pray for the fruitfulness of the St. Joseph Guild. Join me in praying also that as the doctors and healthcare professionals seek to follow Christ, the Divine Physician, they may grow in holiness and lead those they serve to a deeper and richer faith.

For more information on the St. Joseph Guild serving the Archdiocese of Louisville, go to www.StJosephGuild.com.

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2017-10-13T15:53:08+00:00October 20th, 2013|Archbishop's Blog|