In Bayside, Queens, Bishop Robert Brennan placed healing hands at a Mass for those battling cancer.
Bishop Brennan’s anointing of the sick was held on May 3rd at Sacred Heart of Jesus Church at a Mass in honor of St. Peregrine, the patron saint for those afflicted by cancer.
A relic of St. Peregrine, which consists of a piece of his bone, was available for veneration at the church.
Attendees were also encouraged to bring a picture of a loved one who died from cancer or is presently suffering from cancer who could not attend.
Those photos were placed on a remembrance board near the altar.