Tonight, our Community will gather on behalf of Father Jim Halleron, Priest of St. Patricks Catholic Church in Bryan, OH and Sacred Heart Catholic Church, in Montpelier, OH.  Father Jim is currently undergoing three cycles of chemotherapy to treat Cancer which has returned to him a second time.   Details surrounding tonight’s benefit can be found here.

Father Jim is a compassionate, warm, and loving Priest.  He is humble, kind, and fun-loving.  Known for his big personality, high fives, and to the point homilies, Father Jim is an inspiration to live life to the fullest each and every day.  I feel blessed to know Father Jim, and I pray that tonight’s benefit raises not only much-needed funds, but awareness to Father Jim regarding how many people love and care for him, and how many lives he’s touched.

Below is a prayer that I received during a Mass presided over by Father Jim.  During this Mass, Father Jim came to each one of us in attendance and prayed over us individually.  At the end of the service, we collectively prayed this prayer together.  Today, I invite you today to say this prayer on behalf of Father Jim, and all of those in need of healing.

Prayer of Healing

Lord, You invite all who are burdened to come to You.
Allow Your healing hand to heal me.
Touch my soul with compassion for others.
Touch my heart with Your courage and infinite love for all.
Touch my mind with Your wisdom, that my mouth may always proclaim Your praise.
Teach me to reach out to You in my need, and help me to lead others to You by my example.
Most loving Heart of Jesus, bring me health in body and spirit that I may serve You with all my strength.
Touch gently this life, which You have created, now and forever, Amen.


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