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Marie McDouglas wrote:

Hi, guys —

My daughter has cancer and will not be able to attend our parish Mass of Healing.

  • Can I stand in as a proxy for her and will she receive the graces from that Mass?


  { If my daughter has cancer and cannot attend a Healing Mass, can I stand in as a proxy for her? }

Bob replied:


Yes, God will bless her wherever she is, and your offering the Mass on her behalf will send her all the graces; just recall all the times people came to Jesus on behalf of sick ones at home (particularly children) only to come home to a healed Daughter or son. (Matthew 8:5-13)

You can also have the Sacraments of the Sick performed by a priest at your home or hospital, and she will receive many graces, forgiveness of sins, and healing of spiritual and often physical ailments.

We will pray for her as well. You are in our thoughts this Easter as you go through this difficult time.


Bob Kirby

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