The tradition of the White Mass in the United States finds its origins in the development of the national Catholic Medical Association in the early 1930s. From its inception, the medical profession has been understood as a healing profession, a way in which Christ’s work continues upon the earth. Moreover, since the apparitions at Lourdes in the late 19th century, the plight of the infirmed- and those who care for them- have taken on renewed appreciation in participating in the mysteries of Christ’s own life. The White Mass, so named by the color worn by those in the healing profession of medicine, gathers health care professionals under the patronage of St. Luke to ask God’s blessing upon the patient doctor, nurse, and caregiver alike.
White Mass 2023 Saturday, February 11 at 10:30 AM, Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish, 3934 Washington St, Kansas City, MO 64111. Please save the date! This is for all who work in healthcare and their families. A catered buffet will be offered after mass.