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The Diocese of San Jose’s World Day of the Sick – February 3, 2024

The Diocese of San Jose’s World Day of the Sick 2024, sponsored by the Order of Malta, will take place Saturday, February 3, 2024, at 11:00am at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph, 80 S. Market St. San Jose, CA. 95113. Ease of access to free parking will be provided so all can easily participate.

The Mass for the Sick will be celebrated by Bishop Oscar Cantú in honor of Our Lady of Lourdes and will include Anointing of the Sick, Blessing of Caregivers, distribution of Lourdes holy water and more. Prayer petitions will be hand-carried by members of the Order of Malta, to Lourdes in May. Refreshments will be provided after Mass.


World Day of the Sick was started by Pope John Paul II in 1982 and is an observance in the Catholic Church for prayer and solidarity with those who are ill. The day aims to remind everyone to see in the sick, the face of Christ and to offer one’s suffering for the good of the Church.