World Day of the Sick

Feb. 11 is World Day of the Sick, an observation introduced by Pope John Paul II as a way for believers to offer prayers for those suffering from illnesses. The day coincides with the commemoration of Our Lady of Lourdes and is an important opportunity for those who serve in Catholic health ministry to reflect on caring for those who are sick as well as those who provide care to them.

MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS
FOR THE 27th WORLD DAY OF THE SICK 2019

“You received without payment; give without payment” (Mt 10:8)

Read Pope Francis' message for the 2019 World Day of the Sick
2019 World Day of the Sick Prayer

 

CHA has provided prayers to lift up the work and associates of Catholic health ministry. Provided by week, prayers are offered for weekdays Monday, Feb. 4 through Friday, March 1. 

Week 1: Prayers for Patients and Families: February 4-8
Week 2: Prayers for Clinical Caregivers: February 11-15
Week 3: Prayers for Support Staff and Leadership: February 18-22
Week 4: Prayers for Individuals with Inadequate Access to Care: February 25-March 1

Homilies

CHA annually produces homilies that help connect the healing mission of the Church with parishes and the communities we serve. Written by prominent Catholic theologians and preachers, the homilies bring important issues about healing and care for the poor in the context of Gospel and Church teachings.

Access the homilies