The sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick gives the grace of the Holy Spirit to those who are sick. This grace helps the whole person, not only to bear the suffering but also to quiet anxiety, dissipate fear, and inspire confidence in God and acceptance of his will.

The Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick is celebrated communally twice a year in October and March.

However if you, or a family member, who would like to be anointed before surgery, or need a visit from a priest for the final Anointing of the Sick with the Viaticum at the end of his or her life please contact Maria Romero, 703.896.7419 to arrange for this.