Celebration of World Day of the Sick

February 11, 2010

February 11, feast of Our Lady of Lourdes, is aworld day of prayer for the sick and those who care for them. Today Archbishop Martin Currie, Archbishop of St. John’s, presided at a celebration of the

Eucharist in the Basilica of St. John the Baptist in St. John’s. The priests, religious and lay people who share in the church’s ministry to the sick in hospitals, nursing homes, or at home were invited.   Over a hundred people, Priest Chaplains, Sisters of Mercy and Presentation, and other pastoral care workers participated in the celebration. The

Archbishop commended and thanked them for their ministry and asked God’s special blessing for them. Prayers were offered for those who are sick and suffering. Following Mass a lunch was served in the historic Episcopal library/museum.