Anointing of the Sick
“By the grace of this sacrament the sick person receives the strength and the gift of uniting himself more closely to Christ’s Passion: in a certain way he is consecrated to bear fruit by configuration to the Savior’s redemptive Passion. Suffering, a consequence of original sin, acquires a new meaning; it becomes a participation in the saving work of Jesus.” Catechism of the Catholic Church 1521
If you or someone you know in the parish is gravely ill, undergoing major surgery, bed-ridden or elderly, please call the Parish Office (703)-354-8711 ext. 10 so that a priest may discern the situation and administer Anointing of the Sick. In case of emergency, call the emergency number at (571) 477-5158.
To reach a priest regarding Anointing of the Sick for patients at the Inova Alexandria Hospital, contact Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church at (703) 998-6100, or the Pastoral Ministry at (703) 504-3000.
To reach a Chaplain at INOVA-Fairfax Hospital, call the Chaplaincy Office at (703) 776-3767.