World Day of the Sick

World Day of the Sick with Father Jose SeminatiIt’s one of St. Joseph’s most meaningful traditions. On February 11, a World Day of the Sick Roman Catholic Mass and Sacrament of the Sick was celebrated in the Mount Hope Chapel with celebrants Father Peter Poel, Father Mark Sargent and Father Jose Seminati. During this celebration the residents of Mount Hope in attendance were anointed and a special blessing was bestowed on caregivers. Pope John Paul II instituted World Day of the Sick in 1992 on the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes. This annual celebration provides an opportunity for those involved in health care to recall the roots of their healing mission and is always a poignant ceremony at St. Joseph’s.

Learn more about World Day of the Sick ceremony and view a video (on YouTube).