Anointing of the Sick
“By the grace of this sacrament the sick person receives the strength and the gift of uniting himself more closely to Christ's Passion: in a certain way he is consecrated to bear fruit by configuration to the Savior's redemptive Passion. Suffering, a consequence of original sin, acquires a new meaning; it becomes a participation in the saving work of Jesus.”
—Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC), 1521
The Sacrament of the Sick is offered to sick and elderly parishioners in homes, hospitals, and hospices by calling the Rectory at 301-249-9199. We do house calls! We do hospital calls and hospice calls and other visitations.
The Sacrament of the Sick can be pre-requested/arranged before or after a liturgy in church on weekdays/nights and weekends. Or see the priest right after Mass.
The local hospitals have clergy coverage for emergencies:
Anne Arundel Hospital—served by Annapolis’ Redemptorist priests.
PG Hospital—served by St. Ambrose’ Cheverly priests.
Doctors Hospital/Greenbelt—served by rotating schedule/PG County priests (including St. Ed’s pastor).