The 23rd World Day of the Sick is a day set aside by the Holy Father to pray for the sick and to honor health care professionals and caregivers. Pope Francis invites all people of goodwill to reflect upon: “I was eyes to the blind, and feet to the lame” (Job 29:15) and in doing so to consider “sapientia cordis” – the wisdom of the heart… (And it) means being with our brothers and sisters. Time spent with the sick is holy time.” Join CURATIO and Order of Malta for 10:00 A.M. Mass, Saturday, February 14 celebrated by Bishop Lee A. Piche at St. John the Baptist in New Brighton. Special prayers and blessing with water from Lourdes, and a reception will follow Mass. Chaplains are especially welcome. FYI – St. John the Baptist is handicapped accessible.
If you are interested in reading more of the Holy Father’s message see : MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS FOR THE 23rd WORLD DAY OF THE SICK 2015
If you are a health care professional, you are invited on the first Saturday of Lent to a distinctive half- day retreat on “Christian Witness to Spiritual Suffering.” Fr. Eugene Tiffany will speak on "soul pain," and what it means for health care professionals to suffer spiritually. The retreat begins with Mass at 8:00 A.M. on Feb 28, 2015 at the Little Sisters of the Poor in St Paul. A light breakfast and lunch will be served. Deadline is Feb 26. Limited scholarships available. This is a beautiful way to jumpstart Lent!
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