“Is anyone among you sick? He should summon the presbyters of the church, and they should pray over him and anoint [him] with oil in the name of the Lord, and the prayer of faith will save the sick person, and the Lord will raise him up. If he has committed any sins, he will be forgiven.”
The Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick is for:
Those whose health is seriously impaired by sickness (including mental illness) or old age.
Those who are preparing for surgery whenever a serious illness is the reason for it.
Elderly persons who have become notably weakened even when they do not have a serious illness.
This sacrament includes the forgiveness of sins. That is why sick children who have reached the age of reason (usually age 7) can receive this sacrament.
Unable to come to Sunday Holy Mass due to illness?
Preparing for surgery?
Please ask to receive the Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick after Holy Mass on the Sunday prior if possible.
Are you or a loved one in the hospital?
You or a family member must let Father Harris know. Usually, the hospital will not call us due to privacy laws.
If someone needs to receive the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick,
please call the Parish Office (410.922.3800, ext. 4)
during Office Hours (Monday - Friday from 9 AM - 5 PM).
or the Answering Service after hours (410.879.2831).
When Father Harris is on his day off (Wednesdays) or on vacation (announced in the Sunday Bulletin),
please contact a neighboring parish:
Sacred Heart Parish, Glyndon
Office 410.833.1696 or the Emergency Line 410.833.9124
Saint Alphonsus Rodriguez Parish, Woodstock
Office & Emergency Line 410.461.5267
Saint Joseph Parish, Eldersburg
Office 443.920.9100 or the Emergency Line 443-920-9191
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