Saint Paul Cathedral in Oakland served as the backdrop for a Mass of Remembrance and Healing for people struggling with addiction, their families and for those who have died as a result of drug addiction. The mass was held on Sunday, February 11 and celebrated by Bishop David A. Zubik.
“Each day I open the newspaper and see the names of far too many people who have died as result of drug addiction,” Bishop Zubik said. “They are mothers and fathers, daughters and sons, granddaughters and grandsons, sisters and brothers and friends. We have a responsibility – on our own and as communities of faith – to pray for all who have struggled or who are struggling with addiction and for their loved ones who suffer with them.”
The Diocese of Pittsburgh will be sponsoring additional events, including educational opportunities and interfaith prayer gatherings, in response to the impact of drug addiction on families and communities in southwestern Pennsylvania.
Pittsburgh Catholic Diocese offers healing Mass for opioid epidemic victims