The Phoenix World Day of the Sick 2024 Healing Mass served hundreds and hundreds of the faithful in Phoenix at arguably one of the most spectacular Roman Catholic Churches in Arizona; befittingly, St. Bernadette Parish in Scottsdale. The church campus houses the likely largest Grotto Massabrille replica in the state. The event was a mini-pilgrimage to Lourdes.

For the seventh consecutive year, EWTN broadcast the WDS2024 in its entirety. Award winning and Emmy Nominated producer, Joe Reynolds and his Skyline Productions, recorded everything expertly. Timothy Jeffries and Thomas Enneking OSC Chaplain co-hosted the broadcast. Even with a blown generator and a faulty satellite link, the Mass and the commentary was world-class. See the link below to view the production on YouTube.

Recently discharged from medical care, The Very Reverand Eduardo Nevares, Auxiliary Bishop of Phoenix, heroically celebrated the Mass with concelebrants, Donald Kline, Order of Malta Chaplain and Pastor of St. Bernadette and Fr. Hubert Kavusa OSC. One of the deacons on the altar was also a member, Dr. Peter Auriemma.

The members of the Phoenix Location "passed the hat" to custom make the authentic Order of Malta Liturgical Vestments! They shall be an heirloom for Phoenix for years to come.

Malades found their way to the altar for the Anointing of the Sick, many in tears in faith that they will find peace in their suffering and ultimate healing. The prayer from the Bishop Nevares was that "whether you suffer in body, mind or spirit, you can come to Jesus for strength." He praised Phoenix Bishop, John P. Dolan, for establishing the Diocesan Office for Mental Health as one of his first acts when he became the fifth Bishop of Phoenix 18 months ago.

The Crosier Priests assisted in the Holy Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick.

Many, many hands worked for months and months to make the day a blessed success. There are a lot of moving parts and the lead chair, Patricia Johnson, proceeded like a seasoned event coordinator. Thank you to Patricia and all of the members, Auxiliary Members, and volunteers that chipped in.

"Blessed with a Full-House, International EWTN Broadcasting, Local Television Coverage, A Replica Grotto, St. Bernadette Roman Catholic Church BEAUTY, Custom Liturgical SMOM Vestments, and Phenomenal Weather, it's NO WONDER we call WDS in Phoenix 'Our SuperBowl!'" - Brian Bouterie

The day started with praying the Rosary at the Grotto and ended with each of the Malades recessing back to the statues of Our Lady of Lourdes and St. Bernadette with roses to place therein.