At the Mother of Mercy Free Medical Clinic, we believe
that spiritual healing is even more important than physical healing. Since opening in late 2017, we have believed that having Christ truly present at the clinic would provide a sanctuary to fulfill this deeper need in all of us.
Now, we are so happy to announce that 2 1/2 years after
Bishop Burbidge blessed our Manassas clinic ― located in a space that was once an abortion clinic ― he will return to bless the clinic’s chapel, where the Blessed Sacrament has been placed in a tabernacle.
The Mass and chapel blessing took place Tuesday, June 9, at 11:00 a.m. Because of the pandemic and social distancing requirements, the event was not physically open to the public.
Bringing the tabernacle to the clinic chapel, where staff, volunteers, and patients regularly pray, has been a labor of love since Bushop Burbidge answered, “yes!” to our request to begin the project in January 2019. That was when he was here blessing the clinic’s ultrasound equipment, a donation from the Knights of Columbus, allowing us to begin prenatal care.
With the support of Rev. Lee Roos, pastor of All Saints Catholic Church, parochial vicar Father Mauricio Pineda, two donors took on the project of setting up the tabernacle for the Blessed Sacrament, including the statues of the Blessed Virgin Mary and St. Joseph flanking it.
We are so grateful for our volunteers, our donors, and for your continued prayers on behalf of our work serving those most in need of physical―and spiritual―care in Prince William County.
For those who would like to watch the Mass and chapel blessing at the BVM clinic in Manassas, which took place on Tuesday, June 9th, here is the link: