Anointing of the Sick

This sacrament gives the grace of the Holy Spirit to those who are sick: by this grace the whole person is helped and saved, sustained by trust in God, and strengthened against temptations of the Evil One and against anxiety over death. Thus the sick person is able not only to bear suffering bravely, but also to fight against it.(Pastoral Care of the Sick, 6)

Anointing of the Sick is celebrated communally at Sunday Eucharist throughout the year or during a Taize Prayer Service on a Wednesday at 7pm in St. Ignatius Chapel. Both opportunities may be found in the parish bulletin or online calendar.

If you are unable to celebrate the Sacrament of the Sick here at Holy Trinity, please call the Parish Center at 202-337-2840 to celebrate it at home or in the hospital.