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The sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick may be scheduled with the priest by contacting the parish office at 301-627-3255.
The sacrament of Anointing of the Sick has as its purpose the conferral of a special grace on the Christian experiencing the difficulties inherent in the condition of grave illness or old age. The proper time for receiving this holy anointing has certainly arrived when the believer begins to be in danger of death because of illness or old age. Each time a Christian falls seriously ill, he may receive the Anointing of the Sick, and also when, after he has received it, the illness worsens.
The special grace of the sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick has as its effects: