Traditionally referred to as Extreme Unction or Last Rites, the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick is administered both to the dying and to those who are gravely ill or are about to undergo a serious operation.  The priest anoints the sick with holy oils for the recovery of their health and for spiritual strength.

Read more about the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick in the Catechism of the Catholic Church.


To learn more about receiving the Anoiting of the Sick at St. Mary’s contact Father Conley at (301) 870-2220 or (301) 274-3187 or To learn more about regular visits and ministry to the sick and homebound contact Sister Theresa Frere, I.H.M., Ministry to the Sick, Homebound and Bereaved, Phone: (301) 870-2220 Ext. 16.

In the case of an after-hour Sacramental Emergency (Confession, Eucharist, Anointing of the Sick ) due to a critical situation, please call (301)861-9653.