National Catholic Health Care Week

The second annual National Catholic Health Care Week runs from Sunday, October 4 to Saturday, October 10, 2020. The Week recognizes the inspiring work of Catholic health care organizations across Canada.

During this especially challenging time of the pandemic and discussion and action on racism, we offer daily reflections and prayers for each weekday to support you in acknowledging and reflecting on our work and collective impact.

Day 1 Reflection

This week we celebrate the inspiring work of Catholic health care organizations. At the heart of Catholic health care is a deep respect for the intrinsic value and dignity of every human being and an unwavering commitment to serving all people, from all backgrounds and faiths—especially society’s most vulnerable.

Reflection questions
• What role does the gift of Catholic health care have in your community?
• Who are the most vulnerable in your community?
• How do you advocate for the dignity of every human being?

Prayer
Healing God, at this particular time of pandemic and while we are seeking to find ways to reach out and communicate with the most vulnerable, such as seniors living in isolation, we give thanks today for the gift of Catholic health care we have experienced in our own lives and in our communities. We give thanks that Jesus’ ministry of healing and reconciliation continues every day as people are healed, accompanied and supported. Bless all those who work to continue the ministry of healing in Catholic health care. Amen