In 1992, Pope John Paul II, just one year after being diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, instituted the World Day of the Sick.  Beginning on February 11, 1993, it is celebrated every year on or near the feast day of Our Lady of Lourdes as a special time of prayer and sharing, of offering one’s suffering.  The feast day of Our Lady of Lourdes was chosen because of the healing intercessions of Our Lady and is especially poignant to our Order due to our own devotion to Our Lady of Lourdes and our pilgrimages to Lourdes. The Western Associations sponsors several World Day of the Sick Masses each year.

Here is a list of Masses that will be held in our various locations:

Colorado Springs, CO February 10th, 2017 St. Mary’s Cathedral 12 Noon Mass Presider: Bishop Sheridan

Honolulu, HI February 11th, 2017 Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Peace 12 Noon Mass Presider: Bishop Larry Silva

Los Angeles, CA February 11th, 2017 Our Lady of Angels Cathedral 12:30pm Mass Presider: Bishop Edward Clark

Monterey, CA Postponed until sometime in Lent

Oakland, CA February 11th, 2017 Cathedral of Christ the Light 11 am Mass Presider:  Bishop Michael Barber

Orange Co., CA February 11th, 2017 St. Columban Church in Garden Grove 10 am Mass Presider: Bishop Tod Brown

Phoenix, AZ February 26th, 2017 St. Thomas the Apostle Church 1 pm Mass Presider: Bishop Olmsted

Sacramento, CA February 11th, 2017
1) Holy Trinity Church, El Dorado Hills 11 am Mass Presider: Msgr. James Kidder
2) Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament 5 pm Mass Presider: Bishop Jaime Soto

San Francisco, CA February 11th, 2017 St. Mary’s Cathedral 11 am Mass Presider: Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone

San Jose, CA February 11th, 2017 St. Christopher Church 11 am Mass Presider: Bishop Patrick McGrath

Seattle, WA February 11th, 2017 Mt. St. Vincent, West Seattle 9:30 am Mass Presider: Father Jordan Bradshaw