XXV Annual World Day of the Sick: February 11, 2017
The National Association of Catholic Chaplains has developed resources to help with the planning and celebration of World Day of the Sick. The resources include suggestions and prayers that can be used by individuals as well as by dioceses, parishes, health care institutions, and other organizations.
2017 World Day of the Sick message of Pope Francis
The 2017 message is entitled “Amazement at what God has accomplished: ‘The Almighty has done great things for me…’ (Lk 1:49)”
Read it here: http://w2.vatican.va/content/francesco/en/messages/sick/documents/papa-francesco_20161208_giornata-malato.html
Prayer Cards for 2017
Rather than providing our members new World Day of Sick Prayers for patients and care givers, we invite our members to access any of our past prayers for use. You can access them below and download and print whichever ones you would like with no purchase necessary.
NACC annual letter to Bishops for World Day of the Sick
Each year in February the NACC sends a World Day of the Sick letter to our bishops explaining our board certification process and their endorsement of our priests and lay members.
To read the letter from this year and previous years click here.
Prayer card archives (2001-2016)
World Day of the Sick resources
Below are NACC resources related to the World Day of the Sick.
Prayer of the Faithful – A prayer for the ill and those who care for them.
A Healing Service in a Hospital Setting – Carey Landry, NACC member and co-coordinator (along with his wife, Carol Jean Kinghorn) of liturgical music at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Indianapolis, wrote this article that appeared in April 2002 issue of Vision.