Sick and Homebound
Anointing of the Sick
The anointing of the sick is administered to bring spiritual and even physical strength during an illness, and especially near the time of death. It is a rite that is performed to convey God’s grace to the recipient, through the power of the Holy Spirit.
The Anointing of the Sick may be received by an Catholic who is facing a serious illness or is of advanced years. Individuals who are planning to enter the hospital are particularly encouraged to receive the sacrament before their admission. In Saint Margaret Parish, the Sacrament is offered at every weekend Mass.
Pastoral staff members and volunteers will visit those who are in the hospital, nursing home, or confined to their own home. Please notify the parish office, 410-838-6969,
whenever someone enters the hospital or desires a pastoral visit.