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.

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

CHA World Day of the Sick archived resources are below.
Watch our website for upcoming announcements, prayers and new resources for 2018.

Month of prayer for those who are sick and their caregivers 

With Feb. 11, World Day of the Sick, as the centerpiece of this initiative, CHA will share a prayer a day for those who are sick Feb. 1-10. On Feb. 11 our prayer will commemorate World Day of the Sick. Then, from Feb. 12-28, CHA will share prayers for our members — the caregivers and leaders who answer God's call to foster healing, act with compassion and promote wellness for all. 
View and download the prayers

2017 World Day of the Sick Video Reflection


2016 "Hear Us, Heal Us" Prayers


Thank you to all of CHA's members who participated in our Hear Us, Heal Us prayer campaign that led up to World Day of the Sick on Feb. 11, 2016. 
View and share the prayers contributed