▪ St. Joseph’s Hospital in Buckhannon, WV observed World Day of the Sick, by placing a prayer card on the meal tray of each patient, and by setting up a display by the Cafeteria with prayers and reflections for caregivers. In the afternoon they held a Service of Re-Commitment for the Staff, which was made up of a video, readings, prayers, a homily and a ritual of anointing of hands as a sign of each one’s calling to the service of the sick. At Holy Rosary Parish Church, the parishioners received the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick; and they too had a special blessing for all caregivers.
▪ For the third year in a row, U.S. News and World Report named St. Joseph’s Hospital Nursing Care Facility the best Nursing Home in the State of West Virginia. Sr. Francesca is conducting a Bible reflection every Monday during Lent for the staff.