The NYC Area gathered together for Mass at the Church of St. Francis of Assisi on February 11, 2020, to honor the feast of Our Lady of Lourdes and recognize World Day of the Sick. Members of the Order, Auxiliary and candidates in their Year of Formation, including members from Westchester and the Subpriory of Our Lady of Lourdes, attended the Mass celebrated by Fr. Joseph Cavoto, OFM, ChM.
Concelebrating Mass was Fr. Joseph Johnson, ChM, a chaplain of the Minnesota Area who was in NYC to attend the annual Chaplains Convocation. Mass included an anointing of the sick and concluded with a candlelight procession to the Shrine of the Virgin at which the Litany of Our Lady of Lourdes was prayed.
Following Mass, all gathered for refreshments and conversation in San Damiano Hall.