This year, from October 3-9, 2021, marks the third 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 “Together in Care,” grounded in our commitment to social justice and the values of inclusiveness and compassion, in the spirit of reconciliation.
At the heart of Catholic health care is a deep respect for the intrinsic value and dignity of every human being. Our mission relies on healing relationships of openness and trust with those we serve. Our Catholic identity is grounded in a core belief that it is a privilege to attend to the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of those we serve, offering them comfort, healing, and love.
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 walk together in unity and healing. 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. They encourage reflection on aspects of the healing journey rooted in relationship—trust, openness, respect, safety, listening and learning. These reflections and prayers help us explore our Catholic identity and tradition and how it guides us to walk with others in respect and humility.
- 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.