We have been very blessed to give witness to the life of St. John Paul II, who was canonized on April 27, 2014. He taught us that “the renewal of faith will always be the best way to lead others to the Truth, that is Jesus Christ".
The goal of this Institute is to work together with physicians, nurses, clinical staff, and clergy to unite faith and science as it was in Apostolic Times. We intend to awaken hearts and souls of patients to the need of the healing and power of prayer. In the Acts of the Apostles, we were made aware that “the apostles laid hands upon the sick and they recovered.” This is one of the works of the St. John Paul II Healing Institute.
This is a non-denominational form of ministry that is offered in clinical medicine. It can continue to serve others and expand its national and international reach with your help.
Father Mark Bozada
Father Mark was born in July of 1955 and raised in Florissant, Missouri. He attended grade school at St. Dismas Parish, graduated from St. Louis Prep Seminary North in June 1973 and attended Cardinal Glennon College for three years. He graduated from UMSL in 1977 with a B.A. in English and certification to teach Secondary Education.
Father Mark entered Kenrick Theological Seminary in the fall of 1977 and was ordained a transitional deacon by Bishop Wurm at the Old Cathedral in 1980. In May of 1981, he was ordained a priest by Archbishop John May. He has served in seventeen parishes throughout his life in St. Louis, MO, Oakland, California and Phoenix, Arizona. In the past, he has taught at three Archdiocesan high schools, and has been a pastor in six parishes.
Father Mark has been in the healing ministry for 13 years and helped establish the St. John Paul II Institute in 2016.
"It is Jesus who stirs in you the desire to do something great with your lives, the will to follow an ideal, the refusal to allow yourselves to be ground down by mediocrity, the courage to commit yourselves humbly and patiently to improving yourselves and society, making the world more human and more fraternal.”
- The words of St. John Paul II
“The future starts today, not tomorrow.”
- St John Paul II