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.

29th World Day of the Sick 2021 Resources

2021 World Day of the Sick Prayer Service

2021 World Day of the Sick Prayer Card – Please note that the date to order and receive cards, Feb. 4, has passed. So that you can still share this important message, here is a version of the card that can be printed on an 8.5 x 11 page.

2021 World Day of the Sick Reflection Video
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Pope Francis' Message for the 29th World Day of the Sick

2021 Prayer Card

Also new in time for World Day of the Sick:

Spiritual Communion Cards

For use by spiritual care and chaplains for those unable to receive Holy Communion, these Spiritual Communion Cards include the prayer of St. Alphonsus Liguori and a message from Pope Francis. Two sided, the cards come in packs of 50. They are complimentary for CHA members and $60 a pack for non-CHA members.
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Spiritual Communion Card