Cancer Patients Pray in Honor of St. Peregrine During Mass of Healing

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The Diocese of Brooklyn held a Mass of Healing for those afflicted with cancer on Tuesday, May 7.

Brooklyn Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus Raymond Chappetto led the Mass and anointing of the sick at St. Joseph Church in Astoria.

The liturgy was held in honor of St. Peregrine, the patron saint of those battling cancer, and a personal patron saint of cancer survivor Bishop Chappetto.

In speaking with Currents News, Bishop Chappetto said that when going through something scary like cancer, Catholics can turn to their faith.

Bishop Chappetto said he hopes to raise awareness of St. Peregrine, who he said helped him through his prostate cancer diagnosis on Christmas Eve in 2020.