The witness of the Order of Malta calls us to care for the sick reminding us of the gospel mandate (a corporal work of mercy). Please come and pray for our ill brothers and sisters, and if possible, assist an ill person to come to Mass and to receive the sacrament of Anointing of the Sick.
There are two other opportunities to pray for the sick:
Saturday, February 8, 3pm Mass, St Aloysius Church, Cherry Street, New Canaan
Sunday, February 9, 3pm Mass, Blessed Sacrament Church, 275 Union Avenue, Bridgeport.
The other day I mentioned a New Haven observance of the World Day of Sick with Mass & the sacrament of the Sick, St Mary's Church, New Haven, Saturday, February, 15, 12Noon. This Mass is organized by the Third Order Dominicans. Recall that Saint Catherine of Siena is a patroness of sick persons.
You may be interested to read and pray with the text of Pope Francis’ message for the 22nd World Day of Prayer for the Sick:
A Two-day Educational and Spiritual Enrichment Seminar
on Love and Responsibility Based on Humanae Vitae
Theology of the Body and Human Relationships
March 15 and 16, 2014
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