There is an ancient Catholic tradition that on August 15th, the Feast of the Assumption, there is healing in the waters of the sea. For the last several years, the summer parish of Our Lady of the Magnificat in Ocean Beach has revived the custom. Following the Holy Day Mass, the congregation processes to the beach to pray for the sick and to seek healing.
Visitors are welcome to make a "pilgrimage" to Ocean Beach for the feast day. Light refreshments will be served in the rectory following the procession to the beach.
For 2019, the Holy Day Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, August 15th at 9:00 am in the Church with the procession to the beach immediately following at about 9:30 am.
If you would like the Parish to pray for your healing or that of a friend or loved one, please call the office at 631-583-5392 OR email the parish at firstname.lastname@example.org OR use the form below: