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Annointing of the Sick

The anointing of the sick is administered to bring spiritual and even physical strength during an illness, especially near the time of death. It is most likely one of the last sacraments one will receive. A sacrament is an outward sign established by Jesus Christ to confer inward grace. In more basic terms, it is a rite that is performed to convey God’s grace to the recipient, through the power of the Holy Spirit.

The Sacrament of the Sick may be received by any Catholic who is facing a serious illness or is of advanced years. Individuals who are planning to enter the hospital are particularly encouraged to receive the sacrament before their admission by calling the parish office at (410) 465-1670 to arrange for an appointment with a priest.

Pastoral staff members and volunteers will visit those who are in the hospital, nursing home, or confined to their own home.

Please notify the parish office whenever someone enters the hospital or desires a pastoral visit.