Bishop Alfred Schlert will celebrate a special Mass to mark the World Day of the Sick at 10:30 a.m. Friday (2/11) and it will be livestreamed here on AD Today, and on the Diocese Facebook page.
This year marks the 30th Anniversary of the day, designated in 1992 by Pope St. John Paul II.
“While we have been marking this day for the past 30 years, I imagine most of us have never been more aware of the impact of sickness collectively than now, during this global pandemic,” said Bishop Alfred Schlert.
“This will be a good moment for us to come together and pray for all those who are sick, whether from the Coronavirus or from other causes, including those in our own families and those who are confined because of their illness,” he said.
Bishop Schlert will celebrate the World Day of the Sick Mass at Holy Family Manor, a ministry of the Diocese of Allentown that provides physical, emotional, social, and spiritual care to seniors who reside there.
February 11 also is the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes. Miraculous healings take place at the Shrine to Our Lady of Lourdes in France through the Blessed Mother’s intervention.