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Posted on Sep 22, 2016 |

City-Wide Healing Service Coming to Dayton

City-Wide Healing Service Coming to Dayton

The October event is, in part, an outgrowth of Encounter Eucharistic prayer festivals for youth. Cincnati's quarterly Enoounter events are heald at The Underground, a Christian conert and event venue in Fairfield (OH), where dramatic lighting makes photographs esepcially

The October event is, in part, an outgrowth of Encounter Eucharistic prayer festivals for youth. Cincinnati’s quarterly Encounter events are now held at The Underground, a Christian concert and event venue in Fairfield (OH), where dramatic lighting makes photographs especially beautiful.

St. Peter Church  (Huber Heights, OH) will sponsor a free, “City-Wide Healing Service” led by Michigan priest and spiritual director Fr. Mathias Thelan on Oct. 2nd.

 

The Eucharist-centered event will begin with Mass, fo0llowed by Adoration of the Blessed Sarament. Fr. Thelan, who speaks and conducts healing services around the country and is a spiritual director at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit, will lead prayer for healing for all present.

 

“Healing has sort of grown out of the Encounter youth events in Cincinnati, which we’re now holding in Dayton and Columbus” said Fr. Ethan Moore, associate pastor of St. Peter and three other churches in the pastoral region, who helped bring the event to to Dayton. As  at Encounter, he said, all healing prayer take place in the presence of Christ, as experienced through Adoration.

 

Fr. Moore said that dramatic healings from chronic conditions and illnesses are not uncommon at prayer services led by Fr. Thelan. Though not uncommon in some Protestant traditions, he said, until recently healing prayer has been more rare in Catholic churches – but it doesn’t need to be.

 

“I want to declare to you that Jesus Christ is alive, and he still heals today,” he said in a video invitation to the event. “I believe htat Jesus is going to continue His healing ministry at our church, and I invite you to experience His healing love and His mercy as you come before Him and His presence.”

 

For information, including videos about the evening, see the Facebook event page.

 

Photo courtesy Encounter Cincinnati; for more photographs see their Facebook page.

 

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