APRIL 2018Publicize Presentation [SELECT HERE for flyer]
Beatification of Servant of God Hanna Chrzanowska
Lay Nurse, Krakow, Poland
On April 28, 2018, the Venerable Servant of God Hanna Chrzanowska (1902-1973) will be beatified in Kraków, Poland.
Hanna will be the first lay, registered nurse to be beatified and it is the first time in the history of canonizations that a professional group (in this instance qualified nurses), approached their local bishop to start the canonization process of one of its own members! Hanna was Polish and worked most of her life as a community nurse and teacher of community nurses. She set up Parish Nursing in Poland in the 1960s. She was also a Benedictine oblate of Tyniec Abbey. She was an extra-ordinary woman even if she were not considered for canonization. https://hannachrzanowska.pl/en/
The ceremony of the beatification of the Servant of God Hanna Chrzanowska will take place on 28 April 2018 at the Sanctuary of Divine Mercy in Krakow-Łagiewniki. The ceremony will start at 10:00. All are welcome! Detailed information about the beatification can be found on the Parish website of St. Nicholas.
Celebration of Nurses Week
Mass of Thanksgiving and Reception
Memphis, Tennessee, May 5th
As we celebrate Nurses Week, the Mid-South Area Associatiuon of Catholic Nurses, Catholic Diocese of Memphis and the Christian Brothers University Nursing Program invite Catholic Nurses and Students to a Mass of Thanksgiving and Reception. [SELECT HERE for FLYER]
Date: Wednesday, May 2, 5:00pm
Location: Holy Rosary Parish, 4851 Park Avenue, Memphis, TN 38117
Celebrant: Reverend Russ Harbaugh, Pastor, Holy Rosary Parish
Please RSVP before April 26 to:
* Alma Abuelouf, Alma.Abuelouf@cc.cdom.org or 901-373-1224
* Jennifer Hitt, PhD, RN, CNE, firstname.lastname@example.org or 801-321-3465
SPONSORED by: Christian Brothers University Nursing Program and Mid-South Area Association of Catholic Nurses, Catholic Diocese of Memphis.
Medicine, Bioethics & Spirituality ConferenceMay 10 & 11, 2018, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, Mass.
sponsored by: Healthcare Professionals for Divine Mercy
Special Guest from Fatima, Portugal: Sister Angela de Coelho, MD, Postulator for the Causes of Sts. Jacinta and Francisco Marto and Sr. Lucia.
Diocese of Birmingham in Alabama Council of Catholic Nurses
Celebrate Nurses Week
Join with nurses in the Diocese of Birmingham in Alabama
who share your same Catholic values
Saturday, May 12, 9:00am-11am
St. Joseph Catholic Church, Huntsville, AL 35816
Come Early for the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass
* Celebrant: Reverend Joseph Lubrano, S.D.S., Pastor
Please RSVP before May 7 to:
Cari Tedesco, email@example.com; 719-685-6817 or
Diana Ruzicka, firstname.lastname@example.org or 256-852-5519
* National Association of Catholic Nurses, U.S.A.
* International Catholic Committee of Nurses and Medico-Social Assistants (CICAMS) formed in the early 1930’s
* Presentation on Hanna Chrzanowska, a lay nurse beatified April 28, 2018 in the Diocese of Krakow in Poland.
Publicize Presentation [SELECT HERE for flyer]
Fall River Diocese Council of Catholic Nurses
ALL ABOUT SPIRITUALITY AND SERVICE> St. Callista Roy, CSJ, PhD, RN, FAAN
When: Saturday, May 19, 8:30am to 3:30pm
Location: Whites of Westport, Westport, MA
Cost: Members: $40; Non-Members: $45
Includes lunch and refreshments
Send check and registration to Janice Rosseau.
Questions, contact Betty Novacek: 580-678-2373
Fall River Diocese Council of Catholic Nurses “All About Spirituality and Service” [SELECT HERE] for Flyer – Please share
RESPONDING TO HEALTHCARE CHALLENGES INFLUENCING CATHOLIC NURSING PRACTICE
August 2-3, 2018, San Antonio, Texas
Location: Historic Menger Hotel, Alamo Plaza 204
San Antonio, TX 78205, 800-345-9285
Room Rate Available August 1, 2, 3, 4, 2018
CICIAMS XX World Congress
Education for Sustainable Health: Engaging Development, Respecting Life
Francisca Malantin, who is both the Chairperson, Congress Organizing Committee and National President of the Catholic Nurses Guild (CNG) of Malaysia has provided the following information on the CICIAMS XX World Congress:
Theme: Education for Sustainable Health: Engaging Development, Respecting Life
Dates: 4-8 September 2018
Location: Riverside Majestic Hotel, Kuching, Sarawak
Congress Begins with Opening Mass on the evening of 4th
For those who might serve on the National Board there are meetings prior to and immediately following the XXX CICIAMS Congress as follows:
3 Sep 2018 – Full day Executive Board Meeting on Monday (only the Executive Board). Most participants will arrive this day (e.g. travel day).
4 Sep 2018 – Full day General Council Meeting on Tuesday
5 Sep 2018 – One hour General Council Meeting on the Wednesday evening for the purpose of elections to the vacant positions on the Board.
7 Sep 2018 – Closing Mass of the Congress is currently scheduled for 1700 (5pm).
Note on the two (2) General Council Meetings: Each National President will be invited to nominate four members of their Association to attend these meetings. Each Association in good standing will have one vote. The meeting is also attended by members of the Executive Board. They do not have voting rights at the meeting unless they are delegated by their National President to do so. Apart from these the meeting may be attended by any other member and associate member but they do not have voting rights.
If you plan to attend the XX Congress in Malaysia, and would like to attend the General Council Meeting, please notify the president at email@example.com
Catholic Nurses’ Guild of Malaysia, Registration No. 726, Catholic Diocesan Centre, P.O.Box 10225, 88802 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. Tel. +60168300767.
Registration documents will be posted when they become available.
Catholic Women Nurses Retreat (CWNR)
November 2-4, 2018
Time with Our Lord: Finding Peace and Recollection in a Busy World
The Dominican Sisters of St. Cecelia’s
Bethany Retreat House
2002 Garners Creek Road
Annual Catholic Women Nurses Retreat Flyer [SELECT HERE]
To Register: Catholic Women Nurses Retreat [SELECT HERE]
Calendar of Recurring Events
January 22 – National Sanctity of Human Life Day, U.S.A. declared by President Donald J. Trump as he addressed the 45th Annual March for Life in Washington, D.C. in 2018.
January 28—World Leprosy Day
2018-65th World Leprosy Day Message from Peter Kodwo Appiah Cardinal Turkson [Read Here]
February 8 – International Day of Prayer against Human Trafficking on the Feast Day of St. Josephine Bakhita, a Sudanese nun, who as a child had the traumatic experience of being a victim of human trafficking.
February 11 is World Day of the Sick, introduced by Pope Saint John Paul II, observation of this day is a way to offer prayers for those suffering from illnesses of all kinds, those who care for the sick, and, indeed, for all people of good will. [READ Inaugral Message, 1993]
February 28—Rare Disease Day
2018 – 11th Rare Disease Day – Message from Peter Kodwo Appiah Cardinal Turkson [Read Here]
April 2—World Autism Awareness Day
May 6-12—National Nurses Week, U.S.A.
May 12—Florence Nightingale anniversary of birth. Pioneer of Public Health and founder of modern nursing. Named after the city in which she was born, Florence, Italy. In late 1854, Nightingale received a letter from Secretary of War Sidney Herbert, asking her to organize a corps of nurses to tend to the sick and fallen soldiers in the Crimea. Given full control of the operation, she quickly assembled a team of almost three dozen nurses from a variety of religious orders and sailed with them to Scutari, Turkey just a few days later. Her work reduced the hospital’s death rate by two-thirds. The soldiers, who were both moved and comforted by her endless supply of compassion, took to calling her “the Lady with the Lamp.” Others simply called her “the Angel of the Crimea.” [READ MORE]
October 11, 2017—World Sight Day
2017-30th World Sight Day Message from Peter Kodwo Appiah Cardinal Turkson [Read Here]
33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time (in 2017 was Nov 19) – World Day of the Poor, established by His Holiness Pope Francis in 2017. “It is my wish that, in the week preceding the World Day of the Poor, which falls this year on 19 November, the Thirty-third Sunday of Ordinary Time, Christian communities will make every effort to create moments of encounter and friendship, solidarity and concrete assistance. They can invite the poor and volunteers to take part together in the Eucharist on this Sunday, in such a way that there be an even more authentic celebration of the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Universal King, on the following Sunday.” [READ Inaugural Message]
November 23—Mary Jane Seacole OM (née Grant; 1805 – 14 May 1881) was a British-Jamaican business woman and nurse who set up the British Hotel behind the lines during the Crimean War.
December 8, Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception patroness of the National Association of Catholic Nurses, U.S.A.
Day of the Week Recurring Events
SUNDAY – The Day of Our Lord – The Day of the Resurection of Our Lord Jesus Christ — Now the 1st day of the week on which we celebrate our Lord’s resurrection from the dead.
FRIDAY – The Day of the Death of Our Lord Jesus Christ at the 3pm hour – the Hour of Mercy
A day of fast and penance in remembrance of the sacrifice of our Lord and God Jesus Christ, 2nd Person of the Blessed Trinity.
Code of Canon Law 1250 states that the days and times of penance for the whole Church are the Fridays of the entire year, and the season of Lent.
1983 Revision of the Code of Canon Law – 1251 gives further details on just how Catholics are to make these days penitential: Unless a solemnity falls on a Friday, abstinence from meat, or some other food as determined by the Bishops’ Conference, is to be observed on all Fridays; while Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are days of both abstinence and fasting.
1966-USCCB Pastoral Statement on Penance and Abstinence – “Friday itself remains a special day of penitential observance throughout the year…For this reason we urge all to prepare for that weekly Easter that comes with each Sunday by freely making of every Friday a day of self-denial and mortification in prayerful remembrance of the passion of Jesus Christ… …Among the works of voluntary self-denial and personal penance which we especially commend to our people for the future observance of Friday, even though we hereby terminate the traditional law of abstinence binding under pain of sin, as the sole prescribed means of observing Friday, we give first place to abstinence from flesh meat. We do so in the hope that the Catholic community will ordinarily continue to abstain from meat by free choice as formerly we did in obedience to the Church law… (Nos. 19-24).
Pastoral Statement on Penance and Abstinence, November 18, 1966 [Read Here]