Celebrate St. Peregrine, patron saint for those with cancer and at-risk youth
Alongside the Servite community of the Diocese of Orange, come celebrate the Feast of St. Peregrine at Christ Cathedral with a special 6 p.m. Mass on Thursday, May 4.
The main celebrant and homilist will be Fr. Joseph Chamblain, OSM, pastor of Assumption Church in Chicago. A fellow Servite priest, Fr. Michael Pontarelli, pastor of St. Juliana parish in Fullerton, is the organizer and a concelebrant.
A blessing with the relic of St. Peregrine will follow the Mass.
St. Peregrine, who was canonized in 1726, was a brother in the Servite Order who, after prayer, was healed of a cancerous tumor on his leg. He was also involved with a youth gang before converting to become a Servite friar.