Archbishop Emeritus Nicholas Chia was among the many who received the anointing of the sick at the cathedral on Feb 25.

Archbishop Emeritus Nicholas Chia was among those who received the anointing of the sick at a special Mass at the Cathedral of the Good Shepherd on Feb 25.

About 90 people in wheelchairs, from various Church homes and organisations, attended the Mass for the sick and elderly. The event, titled “Come All Ye Who Are Weary”, was part of the cathedral dedication celebrations.

In his homily, Archbishop William Goh spoke of “redemptive suffering”, telling those experiencing illnesses that if they “suffer patiently, cheerfully,” they can “inspire” others.

“[If] you share in the sufferings of Christ in a cheerful way,” he said, “you can bring many people to God”.

Fr John Bosco Pereira blessing a participant.

He noted that the late Pope John Paul II united his sufferings with the sufferings of Christ.

During the Mass, Archbishop Goh and the 10 priests concelebrating went around the cathedral anointing and blessing the sick and elderly.

A healing service with the Blessed Sacrament was also conducted. 

By Christopher Khoo
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