Blessing of the Sick Service

St. Francis of Assisi Parish offers a monthly Blessing of the Sick Service on the first Friday of the month at 2 PM. A similar service is celebrated by our Brothers in Detroit in commemoration of Venerable Fr. Solanus Casey, OFM Capuchin.

The Blessing of the Sick Service addresses the widespread need for many kinds of healing in people’s lives. It incorporates Scripture, prayers of intercession and thanksgiving, a blessing with a relic of the True Cross, and Communion. This Blessing has ancient roots in the Church, dating back to the 6th century abbot, Saint Maurus.

The monthly service is held on the first Friday of each month at 2:00 PM. Confession will be available beforehand at 1:30 PM. 

For more information call 414.374.5750, ext. 10 or [email protected]

Venerable Fr. Solanus Casey was a beloved Capuchin friar credited with miraculous cures and valued for his wise and compassionate counsel. He had strong Wisconsin roots having been born in Prescott, WI, and ordained in St. Francis of Assisi Church in 1904.

For those who wish to learn more about Father Solanus, the Father Solanus Guild keeps alive the inspiring memory of Fr. Solanus; brings knowledge of his exemplary life to others; archives information about his life and work; and provides prayer, support, and office services to the Vice Postulator for the Cause of Solanus Casey.