A Message From Pope Francis on World Day of the Sick

February 11th, Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes, is also the Day of Prayer for the Sick. At St Helen’s we will mark it with Mass with the Sacrament of the sick at 2 pm, in the Hall: All who are sick and housebound are invited: Help is available for those who have no transport: Please contact Louisa on 02920 883462. All Parishioners are also invited, and help with transport, welcome, refreshments, and simple friendship would be most gratefully received.

Pope-Francis-in-Popemobile_medium-2Pope Francis in 2014 is commending the 22nd World Day of the Sick to the intercession of Mary, so that she will help sick people to live their own suffering in communion with Jesus Christ.

The theme for this world day is Faith and charity: ” We too must give our lives for the brethren” and in his message to mark this occasion, the Holy Father turns his attention especially to the sick and all those who provide them with care and treatment. The Pope begins his five point message by saying “the Church sees in you, dear sick people, the special presence of the suffering Christ and he goes on to say that God gives us the courage to face each adversity with him and united to Him”.

Why not read Pope Francis’ Message () for the World Day of the Sick?

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