Prayers

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.

CHA 2018 World Day of the Sick Prayer


MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS
FOR THE 26th WORLD DAY OF THE SICK 2018

Mater Ecclesiae: “Behold, your son... Behold, your mother.
And from that hour the disciple took her into his home.” (Jn 19:26-27)


Read Pope Francis' message for the 2018 World Day of the Sick

2018 Month of Prayer 

Please join CHA in making February a Month of Prayer focused on healing and support for those providing care. World Day of the Sick, on Sunday, Feb. 11, is the centerpiece of this initiative – where CHA will share a prayer a day on its website and in its social media channels.

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2018 World Day of the Sick Video Reflection



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.

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