By the sacred anointing of the sick and the prayer of the priests the whole Church commends those who are ill to the suffering and glorified Lord, that he may raise them up and save them. and indeed she exhorts them to contribute to the good of the People of God by freely uniting themselves to the Passion and death of Christ. (CCC 1499)
Today, most patients are in the hospital for very brief periods of time, and HIPPA regulations limit the information that can be released without your explicit consent. If you or a member of your family is preparing for surgery or a hospital stay, please approach Father after mass to arrange for the Anointing of the Sick.
We also encourage you to call our office 804-737-8028 or email us, if you hear that a member of our community is in the hospital. Without your help, we may never find out that one of our members is ill.
In case of emergency after office hours call 804-402-1221.