“Are there any who are sick among you? Let them send for the priests of the Church, and let the priests pray over them, anointing them with oil in the name of the Lord; and the prayer of faith will save the sick persons, and the Lord will raise them up; and if they have committed any sins, their sins will be forgiven them.” (James 5:14-15)
Our parish has a Visitation of the Sick Ministry the goal of which is to bring Holy Communion to parishioners who are unable to attend Sunday Mass because of illness or being house-bound. In time of need a priest can come to the home to administer the Sacraments of Reconciliation, Holy Eucharist, and Anointing of the Sick. If parishioners are going into hospital for surgery, the parish office can arrange for anointing of the sick.
Due to legislation and Health Authority procedures regarding patients’ rights and privacy, hospitals no longer give out the names and religious preferences of their patients. Because of this, a priest or Minister of Holy Communion who has come to pray, visit or give Communion may be unaware of parishioners who have been admitted and would like a visit. We ask that you help us remain informed about those who are hospitalised, or who are in a nursing home or house-bound.
For Emergency Sick Calls please contact 07805 696474