This year, from October 2-8, 2022, marks the fourth annual National Catholic Health Care Week. The Week recognizes the mission of Catholic health care organizations across Canada with a focus on the theme of “Building Bridges,” of trust and healing with individuals, families, care teams, communities and our partners in care.
This year’s theme “Building Bridges” focuses on our commitment as Catholic health to reach out, create connections, care for all, address gaps and work collaboratively to improve the health and wellbeing of all Canadians. Inspired by the Gospel and grounded in shared beliefs and values, we work together to achieve a Canadian society that reaches out to every person who is suffering from illness, stigma, poverty or loneliness. We are committed to providing care to people who are most vulnerable in our society, to addressing gaps in health care and to developing innovative programs to meet those needs.
We invite our Catholic community to learn more about the role, value and impact of Catholic health care in Canada and to be vocal, informed supporters of Catholic health care and the healing ministry of Jesus in Canada.
Prayers & Reflection
Join us in prayer during National Catholic Health Care Week as we build bridges of hope and healing: giving back, reaching out, walking together and listening and learning.
Here are a set of five reflections and prayers for you to use each weekday during National Catholic Health Care Week, to engage with your community for discussion or for individual reflection.
These reflections and prayers help us explore our Catholic identity and tradition. The themes were drawn from Catholic social teaching and the Courageous Gift of Catholic Health Care, focusing particularly on a Passion for Justice.
- One-pager: Courageous Gift of Catholic Health Care
- Infographic: Catholic Health Care Facts at a glance (also see below)
A MINISTRY. A MISSION. A MOVEMENT.
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.