Celebration of the Feast of Saint Sharbel at St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church, Astoria, July 24, 2023
St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church in Astoria, New York offered their monthly Healing Mass in Honor of the feast of Saint Sharbel on Monday, July 24, 2023. The Mass was celebrated by Bishop Raymond Chappetto, Auxiliary Bishop for the Diocese of Brooklyn, Rev. Vincent Chirichella, pastor of St. Joseph Church, local priests, visiting Maronite Catholic priests, Deacon Michael Chirichella who gave the homily speaking on his healing testimony, and local deacons.
In addition to blessing the congregation with the Holy Eucharist, holy oil and holy relic of Saint Sharbel, St. Joseph Church also consecrated statues for their new shrines to Saint Sharbel, Saint Peregrine, and Blessed Carlo Acutis.
Consecration of the statues
Several members of the Family of Saint Sharbel, USA, attended as well. Refreshments were offered to all after the consecration ceremony.
Video Time Stamps
20:04 Deacon Michael Chirichella Homily
27:17 Mention of Saint Peregrine
29:33 Mention of Blessed Carlo Acutis
33:03 Mention of Saint Sharbel
38:15 Consecration of the Statues
01:22:56 Mr. Raymond Nader Talk
01:38:28 Final Blessing with Oil and Relics of Saint Sharbel
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