February 4-10, 2024 marks the fifth annual National Catholic Health Care Week. This annual celebration of Catholic health recognizes the mission of Catholic health care organizations across Canada. 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.
Last year’s theme “Building Bridges” focused 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. Visit this page closer to the event date for updated content on the theme and resources.
All were invited to join 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.
Last year the Catholic Health Alliance of Canada created a set of five reflections and prayers 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.
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.