"Forgiveness and Mercy"
St Benedict Parish, Yankton SD
Fr. Richard McAlear OMI
Father McAlear, a native of Boston, Massachusetts, entered the religious order of the Oblates of Mary Immaculate in 1960. He studied in Rome and was ordained there in 1970, after receiving degrees in Philosophy (Ph.L.) and Theology (S.T.L.). He returned to the United States, where he taught high school and received another degree in Religious Education (M.A.).
In 1972, Father McAlear became involved in the Catholic Charismatic Renewal and he entered into the healing ministry in 1976. His ministry and work have brought him to every part of the United States, Asia, South America, Canada, Australia, New Guinea, Guatemala, Italy, France, Portugal, and Scotland.
Father McAlear has been a member of the Association of Christian Therapists since 1977, and a past director of Our Lady of Hope Center in Newburgh, NY. In Newburgh, his charismatic work included healing prayer along with a strong outreach to the poor and needy in that area. Father McAlear was subsequently appointed as the Vocation Director for the Oblates of Mary Immaculate. In this capacity he was stationed in Washington, D.C. where for ten years, he recruited young men for the priesthood. He is now assigned to devote himself full time to teaching and the healing ministry.
Friday, July 19
5:30-7:00 pm Registration at
St Benedict Parish
7:00 pm Praise & Worship
Mass & Conference
Saturday, July 20
Begins: 8:30 AM
Praise & Worship
Lunch Break (On Your Own)
+ Reconciliation available +
Afternoon Begins: 1:00 PM
Prayer Teams Available
4:00 PM Dinner Break
(On Your Own)
6:30 PM Healing Mass +
HEALING MASS - SATURDAY, JULY 20 6:30 PM
Father believes that the greatest healing comes through Eucharist. Therefore, during Mass, he instructs those who receive the Holy Eucharist to enter into the healing process by taking their needs and infirmities to the Lord at the very moment they receive the Eucharist.
After the liturgy, the healing service begins. The Holy Eucharist is brought onto the altar for exposition during the healing service during which attendees pray and adore the Lord. Father McAlear then gives the anointing and blesses and any individual who wishes to come forward for prayer.
With the Holy Eucharist within us and the Holy Eucharist exposed before us we are embraced by the Merciful Heart of Jesus. In this embrace we are all united and the spirit of a loving community is created.
The response to this experience differs for each individual and have included such reactions as openness, awe, a desire to be healed, good will, inspiration, praise, contrition, petition, forgiveness, thanksgiving and more.
After attending Father McAlear's healing mass, many individuals experience emotions that are sometimes too powerful to express in human language; all experience a deep peace.
The theme for this conference will be
FORGIVENESS AND MERCY.
Father McAlear will speak on:
GOD's mercy to Us.
Our receiving forgiveness then sharing it by being merciful
The interplay between forgiveness and healing.
In addition to Fr McAlear there will be other speakers, testimonies,
opportunity for reconciliation and prayer teams to pray with you.