Cancer Ministry Support Group

Purpose: Facing Our Immortality Cancer Support Groups are designed for those who are dealing with cancer in their lives, either directly or indirectly. The purpose of the groups is to elevate conversation, understanding and support, to a deeper faith-based perspective where our life-experience, especially at the present time, has God, and His plan/dream for us personally, at the center. This will involve working deeply with the mystery of suffering in our lives. And the Holy Spirit will animate much of this unfolding and direction with each group.

We are starting our first and ongoing cancer ministry support group at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in Denver, Colorado. The purpose of this group is to provide a spiritual perspective, prayer, and fellowship for those troubled by cancer. Patients, survivors, spouses, surviving spouses and caregivers are welcome to attend.

The cancer ministry support group takes place in a safe, supportive and confidential atmosphere where people can share their cancer stories and receive spiritual healing.

Location:  Our Lady of Lourdes Parish (Classic school – 6th Grade Classroom)

2256 S. Logan St. – Denver, CO  80210

Meetings take place from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm, the second Monday of each month.

  • August 13, 2018
  • September 10, 2018
  • October 8, 2018
  • November 12, 2018
  • December 10, 2018

Please contact us for more information at facingourimmortality@gmail.com

OPENING HEALING PRAYER  (SAY OUT LOUD AS A GROUP)

“We humbly approach you O Most Holy Trinity as we beg for your healing. You are Our Father and we trust in your goodness as you draw us daily to become what you call us to be. We humble ourselves before you as we acknowledge your greatness and your infinite mercy. Please dispel within us any form of idolatry that we may truly worship you with all our being as Mary our Mother did.

Jesus our eternal shepherd we come to you like the many sick and the infirm that approached you. We beg you to fill our hearts and our souls with the faith of the Centurion who only asked you to say but the word and he knew that his servant would be healed. Or like the woman we come to touch your garments with great confidence that your healing power will flow through this cloth to the one it is placed upon now. For those of us who struggle with believing in your power to heal, we pray that you help our unbelief.

Holy Spirit, we rely on the humility that you give us as we bring our request before your presence. We often do not know what to ask and how to ask. Often we struggle with knowing what God’s will is for one who is sick. Yet we know that it is your love that can enkindle the flame within our feeble hearts. Help us to accept the healing that comes from your love; so that we may praise the glory of your Name!

We ask you Mother Mary to intercede with all the angels and saints for God’s healing of those who are sick. Cast your mantle of healing over them and restore them to wholeness and health.  

Our Father……….

Hail Mary……….

Glory Be! ……….

O Most Holy Trinity, Father, Jesus and Holy Spirit, we thank you for hearing our prayer. Help us all to be open to your healing, so that we may love you the more and have the strength to serve all those that you place in our lives. Give us the joy that once restored to health, we too may reach out to others and bring your healing power to them. We make this prayer through Christ Our Lord!  Amen.

Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity! Pray for us.”

October 8, 2018 Presentation Session Three:

The Demand for a Sign.
1*a The Pharisees and Sadducees came and, to test him, asked him to show them a sign from heaven.
2* He said to them in reply, “[In the evening you say, ‘Tomorrow will be fair, for the sky is red’;
3b and, in the morning, ‘Today will be stormy, for the sky is red and threatening.’ You know how to judge the appearance of the sky, but you cannot judge the signs of the times.]
4c An evil and unfaithful generation seeks a sign, but no sign will be given it except the sign of Jonah.”* Then he left them and went away.  Mt 16:1-5

Sometimes we can wonder if suffering is something we have to just avoid, or, when that is not possible, to get through, to endure in this life. Or, is there a deeper mystery or power at work in the midst of suffering. What could that be concretely?<P>

One thing Pope St. JPII says in “The Christian Meaning of Human Suffering” is that suffering releases love into the world in many different ways. <P>

  • What do you observe of suffering in the world today and people’s reaction to it?
  • What do you think Jesus means when He talks about our age needing the “sign of Jonah?”
  • For all of the infinite power Jesus has as God, why do you think the Father chose suffering as the means to accomplish His greatest work of Redemption?
In Heart of Our Blessed Mother,

Sr. Anne Marie Walsh, SOLT
“The good of the grace of one soul is greater than the good of the nature of the whole universe”
– St Thomas Aquinas Ia IIa, q.24, a. 3, ad 2