Catholic Medical Guild to Hold White Mass Oct. 27
The new Catholic Medical Guild established for Greater Cincinnati in the Diocese of Covington will hold a Mass for healthcare workers a month from today, on Oct. 27th at St. Mary’s Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption.
Formed early this month, the Sts. Teresa of Calcutta and Faustina Guild of the national Catholic Medical Association is open to area doctors, dentists, nurses, healthcare professionals, and students. Its purpose is to help Catholics in medical processions to integrate the teachign sof the Catholic Church, especially those related to medical ethics, into their professional lives.
Membership ihe Guild is also open to priests and seminarians, and to others who work with the sick.
Estabilsed in the early 1900s, when Catholics were not as accepted in the general medical community as they later became, CMA has gained new life and vigor as the profession has become increasingly secular.
The Guild’s first activity will be to sponsor a “White Mass” at the cathderal. Modeled after the centuries-old “Red Mass” for people who work in the legal professions, the White Mass will be celebrated on Oct. 27 at 6:30 pm. All who work in medicine are invited to pray together for each other, for their patients, and for the profession.
The Guild’s first officers are:
- Dr. William Wehrman, III – President
- Dr. Gene Burchell – Vice President
- Dr. Kelley Young – Secretary
- Dr. Kirk Doerge – Treasurer
For information about upcoming meetings or how to join the Guild, contact Faye Roch at the Diocese of Covington by phone at (859) 392-1500 or by email at email@example.com.