XXVI Annual World Day of the Sick: February 11, 2018
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.
Message of His Holiness Pope Francis for the twenty-sixth World Day of the Sick 2018
Prayer Cards for 2018
We are pleased to alert you to the new World Day of the Sick prayer cards. You will find both a prayer for the sick and a prayer for the caregiver, both are in English and Spanish. Please download and use as you would like.
We are grateful to the several NACC members who submitted prayers for consideration. And we are grateful to Chaplain Daniel Doyon, Spiritual Care & Chaplaincy, St. Mary’s Health System, Lewiston, Maine, for allowing us to use his prayers. Also thank you to the selection work of David Lewellen, Vision Editor, and Becky Evans, Diego Sansone of Idea Translations, our translator, and the design of Gina Rupic.
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 (2001-2017)
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.