The White Mass is a special opportunity to ask God’s blessings for healthcare professionals and to affirm the profound service they give to the sick according to the model of Jesus Christ.
2019 White Mass
The Annual White Mass was held on Wednesday, April 24, 2019, at St. Joseph Cathedral, Corner of Pine and Lowell Streets, Manchester, NH at 6:00 p.m.
St. Martin de Porres Award
Immediately following the White Mass on Wednesday, April 24, 2019, the NH Guild of Catholic Healthcare Professionals honored Deacon Dr. James Wilton with the 2019 Martin de Porres Award. The award, given annually to a healthcare professional who exemplifies the virtues of Catholic health care, was presented to Dr. Wilton at a reception in the St. Joseph Cathedral Parish Hall, the lower level of the Cathedral.
Deacon Dr. Wilton serves patients at Valley Regional Hospital as a foot, ankle and peripheral nerve surgeon, and serves parishioners at St. Mary Church in Claremont, NH as their deacon. Throughout his career, Dr. Wilton has been an advocate for the poor by serving on committees that worked to make healthcare available and affordable for patients who had little or no insurance coverage. He provides exceptional care to each person he encounters, regardless of socioeconomic challenges of poverty, homelessness, unemployment, debilitating health behaviors, and violence. READ MORE about Dr. Wilton.
Additional Information about the Guild
For more information about the NH Guild of Catholic Healthcare Professionals and the St. Martin de Porres Award, visit the Guild’s website at www.nhcatholichealth.org.
2018 St. Martin de Porres Award
The NH Guild of Catholic Healthcare Professionals presented the 2018 St. Martin de Porres Award to Mr. Paul Mertzic RN, BSN, MS.
See a selection of photos from the 2019 White Mass and St. Martin de Porres Award Ceremony, courtesy of Michael Richards. Click on the images to see them enlarged. Additional photos are available on Michael's website.