Anointing of the Sick

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If you or someone you love is going to be or is in the hospital, is having a major health concern, or is entering hospice care, please contact Father Frazier through the office, so that he may visit and administer the sacrament of the anointing of the sick.

The anointing is for anyone who is sick in any way: mind, soul, or body.

We encourage you to reach out for this care. Father wants to pray with you if you feel you are in need of this special Anointing of the Sick. You can reach Caitlin in the office at 301.663.0907 or cvansant@sjcmmd.org

The Rite of Anointing tells us there is no need to wait until a person is at the point of death to receive the sacrament. A careful judgment about the serious nature of the illness is sufficient. The sacrament may be repeated if the sick person recovers after the anointing but becomes ill once again, or if, during the same illness, the person’s condition becomes more serious. A person should be anointed before surgery when a dangerous illness is a reason for the intervention (cf. Rite of Anointing, Introduction, nos. 8-10). Learn more: Anointing of the Sick.

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