Pastoral Care of the Sick
NOTE: During the pandemic, Father Harris is following his doctor's instructions to refrain from visiting the hospitals due to his pre-existing conditions. His brother priests in the area know about it. They can be available when they are able for pastoral emergencies.
Preparing for surgery: Ask to receive the Sacrament of Anointing after a Sunday Holy Mass prior to the date of surgery. Father Harris will visit your home if needed.
Ministry to those who are hospitalized: You, a family member, or a trusted friend must let Father Harris know (410.922.3800, ext. 6 or RHarris@archbalt.org). Usually, the hospital will not call us due to privacy laws.
Communion for persons who are ill or infirm: Call the Parish Office (410.922.3800, ext. 4). We will arrange for Father Harris or a Communion Minister to visit you.
Pastoral emergency: If someone needs to receive the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick,
please call the Parish Office (410.922.3800, ext. 4)
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