Oil Preparation

Preparation of the St. Raphael Holy Healing Oil is a multi-step process. The 100% pure olive oil, imported from Italy, is boiled with the precise amount of rose petals and rose pestals, then cooled and bottled. Throughout this process many people pray the Rosary, the Chaplet of Divine Mercy and various other prayers. The priest reads the entire Book of Tobit, blesses the oil, hears confessions and celebrates Holy Mass.  All of these prayers go into the holy oil. Many thanks and prayers for all those dedicated people who participate and work so hard in the blessing of the oil process. Many, many thanks as well to all the people world wide who send in their prayers on the day of the oil process. Although Fr. Joe Whalen started this tradition of preparing and blessing the oil in the early 90’s, we only have photos from 2004 and onward.

April 29, 2004 (St.Catherine of Siena/Memorial)

Fr.Joseph Whalen blessing the oil 2004

November 5, 2007 (Feast of the Holy Relics/ All Jesuit Saints)

November 5, 2007

November 5, 2007

Blessing the oil  November 5, 2007

October 4, 2008 (St. Francis of Assisi/ Memorial)

Pouring the oil into vats to heat

October 4, 2008

Bringing the oil to a boil and roses added

Cool down process, vats of oil in ice

Stirring with canoe paddles. October 4, 2008

Pouring the oil back into the jugs after the boiling process

October 4, 2008

Fr. Joe reading the Book of Tobit

October 4, 2008

Reading the Blessing October 4, 2008

Blessing of the oil October 4, 2008

October 2, 2010 (Guardian Angels/ Memorial)

Stirring the oil on ice cool down process October 2, 2010

Pouring the cooled oil back into jugs. October 2, 2010

October 2, 2010

Sr. Nobel and Fr. John E. Welch, M.S.

October 2, 2010

October 2, 2010

Ray Baril October 2, 2010

October 2, 2010

Blessing the oil October 2, 2010

September 29, 2012 (Feast of the Holy Archangels)

Bill Baril leading the prayers during the oil prep process

September 29, 2012

Praying     September 29, 2012

Praying     September 29, 2012

Blessing the oil  September 29, 2012

October 3, 2015 (Miracle of Ocotlán)

Starting the boiling process October 3, 2015

Bringing oil to a boil and adding the roses  October 3, 2015

Cool down process  October 3, 2015

Pouring cooled oil back into jugs October 3,2015

Fr. Larry Brault reading the oil blessing  2015

Fr. Larry Brault blessing the oil 2015

June 9, 2018 (Immaculate Heart of Mary/ Memorial)

Once again, by the grace of Almighty God, with the hospitality and facilitation of Mr.& Mrs.Ray Baril, the Sacramental work of Fr. Paul DesMarais, and the hard work of many dedicated volunteers, a few years supply of the St. Raphael oil was prepared and blessed on June 9th the Immaculate Heart of Mary 2018.

 

Preaching

Healing Service

Healing Service

May 15, 2021 (St. Isidore the Farmer/ Memorial)

Once again, by the grace of Almighty God, with the hospitality and facilitation of Mr.& Mrs.Ray Baril, the Sacramental work of Fr. Paul DesMarais, and the hard work of many dedicated volunteers, a few years supply of the St. Raphael oil was prepared and blessed on May 15th  2021.

 

 

 

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