On Friday, February 11th, members of the NYC Area and members of the Subpriory of Our Lady of Lourdes, including Regent Fra’ Richard J. Wolff, gathered at the Church of St. Francis of Assisi to celebrate Mass for the feast day of Our Lady of Lourdes World Day of the Sick.
Mass was celebrated by Fr. Joseph Cavoto, OFM, and included the Anointing of the Sick. Lauren Andree, AUX, leant her beautiful voice to the service.
Mass was followed by a candlelight procession through the church to the altar of Our Lady, where further prayers were offered and the Salve Regina was sung. The reception following Mass was the first time, due to the pandemic, that many of our current Candidates in Formation have had an opportunity to meet each other, as well as local members.
Many thanks to Area Co-Chairs, Michael & Marietta Tempesta, for organizing the reception and to Fr. Cavoto for offering the hospitality of St. Francis Church.