Saint Peter's University Hospital to Host Special Mass for World Day of the Sick

  • WHAT:  Saint Peter’s University Hospital will once again celebrate World Day of the Sick with a special Mass. This year’s celebration will be conducted by The Most Reverend James F. Checchio, JCD, MBA, Bishop of the Diocese of Metuchen and The Rev. Msgr. John N. Fell, Episcopal Vicar for Health Care Apostolate. A host of other church dignitaries will also be in attendance (see below). Just prior to the mass, the Bishop and Msgr. will visit patients at their bedside.

              What is World Day of the Sick?

World Day of the Sick is an observation introduced by Pope John Paul II as a way for believers to offer prayers for those suffering from illnesses. It coincides with the commemoration of Our Lady of Lourdes, the shrine in France that is a destination for those seeking physical healing by drinking from the shrine’s spring and bathing in its waters.

World Day of the Sick includes the anointing of the sick, one of the church’s seven sacraments. The anointing is reserved for people whose health is seriously impaired or stressed by aging.

Three consistent themes on this day include:

  • Praying intensely and sincerely for those who are sick
  •  Reflecting on and responding to human suffering
  • Recognizing and honoring all persons who work in the healthcare field and serve as caretakers

WHO:

  • The Most Reverend James F. Checchio, JCD, MBA, Bishop of the Diocese of Metuchen
  • The Rev. Msgr. John N. Fell, Episcopal Vicar for Health Care Apostolate
  • The Rev. Msgr. John Capik, former Chair of the Board of Directors, Saint Peter’s University Hospital and previously pastor of Saint Peter the Apostle University & Community Parish (1974-1981). He has served on all boards of Saint Peter’s University Hospital for 27 years, 18 of which were as Board Chair.
    • Named a Prelate of Honor of His Holiness the Pope (1979)
    • Served as the first Vicar for Education for the Diocese of Metuchen from 1981 to 1985
    • Retired in June 2005 after 24 years of service to the church, but still actively ministering in the community.
  • Father Peter Suhaka, Chaplain, Saint Peter’s University Hospital
  • Vincent Brigande, Deacon of the Mass

 

 

Contact Information
  1. Edna Arguello-Hitchner
  2. (732) 853-6878
  3. earguello@saintpetersuh.com
Tue, February 11
12:00 pm — 1:00 pm
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WHAT: Saint Peter’s University Hospital will once again celebrate World Day of the Sick with a special Mass. This year’s celebration will be conducted by The Most Reverend James F. Checchio, JCD, MBA, Bishop of the Diocese of Metuchen and The Rev. Msgr. John N. Fell, Episcopal Vicar for Health Care Apostolate. A host of other church dignitaries will also be in attendance (see ...

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