The Healing of Jaxon Bowers

September 24, 2016


Michelle and Jason Bowers are former parishioners. They now live in Bay Head, New Jersey. Their youngest son, Jaxon, was admitted to Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia on February 25, 2010. He was three months old and rapidly succumbing to swine flu.


Just a few days earlier he was a healthy newborn, receiving the total attention of his four older brothers at the Bower home. And now, the doctors and medical staff at CHOP were trying to bring Michelle and Jason to acknowledge that they were about to lose their baby.


All of Jaxon’s internal organs were failing. He was being temporarily kept alive by the most extreme forms of life support. The doctors were buying time in order to assist his parents to accept the inevitable.


Michelle was not giving up! Another St. Peter’s parishioner put her in touch with someone who had a first class relic of the Servant of God, Maria Esperanza, whose beatification cause was opened in the Diocese of Metuchen the month before.


Jaxon was blessed with the relic and immediately showed improvement. Within three weeks he left the hospital. Today he is a healthy, feisty six-year-old boy. The medical team at CHOP was unable to explain his recovery scientifically. Michelle and Jason know for certain that it was Maria Esperanza’s intercession that saved their child.


Michelle, Jason, Jaxon and the other four Bower boys will be here at          St. Peter’s on the first day of our Forty Hours. Michelle will tell the entire story of her boy’s healing. You will be astounded when you hear all the details.


See you then!


Fr. Tim Byerley



Sunday, October 9, 2016



Special Anointing of the Sick Mass


Homily: Fr. Tim Byerley ~ “Maria Esperanza and the Healing of the Sick”

Post Communion Reflection: Michelle Bowers ~ “Maria Esperanza Healed My Son!”



4:00 to 10:00p

Adoration of the Most Blessed Sacrament



7:00 to 8:00p





Night Prayer




Monday, October 10, 2016


No Morning Masses




Morning Prayer with Exposition of the Most Blessed Sacrament



8:30a to 10:00p

Adoration of the Most Blessed Sacrament

(interrupted only by the 7:00p Mass)




Mass for Vocations and

Investiture of the Knights of the Altar & Adorers of the Precious Blood

Homily: Fr. Tim Byerley ~ "Maria Esperanza Speaks to St. Peter's Parish"




Night Prayer




Tuesday, October 11, 2016


No Morning Masses




Morning Prayer with Exposition of the Most Blessed Sacrament



8:30a to 7:00p

Adoration of the Most Blessed Sacrament




Solemn Mass of Thanksgiving &

Procession with the Most Blessed Sacrament

Homily: Fr. Tim Byerley“The Blessed Mother Visits Betania”

Post Communion Reflection: Maria Coromoto Bianchini Marrero

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