Photo by : Dennis Jarvis from Halifax, Canada, CC BY-SA 2.0

Text by : Ericka Jacinto, Press Officer, Archbishop’s Office and Director, Communications and Media relationsRoman Catholic Archdiocese of Montreal

« Take care of him »

Compassion as a synodal exercise of healing


 Earlier this week, the Vatican published Pope Francis’ message for the 31st World Day of the Sick, celebrated each year on 11 February, the liturgical memorial of Our Lady of Lourdes. The Holy Father’s message is entitled: “Take care of him” – Compassion as a synodal exercise of healing. In the light of the Church’s synodal journey, Pope Francis invites us “to reflect on the fact that it is precisely through the experience of fragility and illness that we can learn to walk together according to God’s style of closeness, compassion and tenderness.

Rosary followed by Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

Mass for the Sick  presided by Mgr. Christian Lépine


As every year, PHC / SASMAD organises a time of prayer with the possibility of receiving the sacraments of forgiveness and the anointing of the sick for those who wish to do so, as well as a mass presided over by Mgr Christian Lépine.


Come and join us on February 11 février from 9.30 am for a day of prayer and celebration for and with the sick.


Saint-Isaac-Jogues, 1335 Chabanel East st.

Shuttle bus service available.

Lift on site.

Read the details in the PDF on the right.


Attend to this event by Zoom:



Your intention will be printed and presented during the offertory at the Mass of February the 11th presided by Mgr. Christian Lépine
 To send a prayer intention you can send an email to: 

          or simply fill out the form         here at your right :

Do you have a prayer intention for the mass on February 11?



Resources of the

CCCB Office for Family and

Life to promote this

World Day.


The CCCB Office for Family and Life has gathered and developed some resources to promote the World Day. A Google Drive folder is now available to support communications in your diocese/parish.A Google Drive folder is now available to support communications in your diocese/parish, including, the Holy Father’s message, a video on the experience of accompanying a loved one through palliative care, graphics for social media and prayers for families and parishes. 



The World Day of the Sick resonates well with the recent CCCB publication on palliative care entitled Horizons of Hope which highlights the Compassionate Community approach. It may be a good opportunity to encourage the faithful to discover this program at the local level.


View the recording of the Resourcing with Bishop Lépine on the occasion of the World Day of the Sick 2021.