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22 hospitals invited to Mass for the Sick

22 hospitals invited to Mass for the Sick

MANILA, Jan. 12, 2017 – The Archdiocesan Ministry for the Elderly, Sick and Dying (AMESD) invites some 22 health institutions for hospital pastoral visitation and Misa pro Infirmis (Mass for the Sick) during the Church’s “Year of the Parish”, which can be dubbed the “Year of the Hospital as a Communion of the Sick and Caregivers” for health care providers.

AMESD director Fr. Tirso Elopre invited the following hospitals and institutions to take part in the said event:

  • Bicol Medical Center (BMC) and the BMC Psychiatric Ward
  • Naga City Hospital
  • Universidad de Sta. Isabel Health Services Department
  • Villa Marillac Community Center
  • Dispensary of Siervas d Maria
  • Sta. Maria Josefa Foundation Hospital
  • Heart of Mercy Apostolate Center
  • NICC Doctors Hospital
  • Bicol Access Health Centrum
  • St. John Hospitals of Naga City and Goa, Cam. Sur
  • Dr. Nilo Roa Memorial Foundation Hospital
  • Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital
  • Our Lady of Mediatrix Hospital
  • Rinconada Medical Center
  • Robosa Hospital
  • Caramoan District Hospital
  • San Jose District Hospital
  • Goa Municipal Infirmary
  • Ocampo District Hospital
  • Bato District Hospital
  • Tinambac District Hospital

This particular activity aims to fulfill the ministry’s mandate of “giving witness to the compassionate love of Christ by promoting the fullness of life for all, through the pastoral care of the elderly, sick and dying.”

Those who would like to be hospital pastoral visitors (HOPAVI) in their respective parishes (with hospitals or infirmaries in their jurisdiction) may contact their parish priest.

There will be a HOPAVI Initial Formation Training Program every 2nd Saturday of the month, from Jan. 14 to May 13, 2017, at 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Bicol Medical Center.

For further inquiries, interested parties may contact AMESD through +63906-308-2976 or 0923-242-4850. (Tessa F. Santiago-Rey / CBCPNews)