Anointing of the Sick


At the Last Supper, on the night he was betrayed, our Saviour instituted the Eucharistic sacrifice of his Body and Blood. This he did in order to perpetuate the sacrifice of the cross throughout the ages until he should come again, and so to entrust to his beloved Spouse, the Church, a memorial of his death and resurrection: a sacrament of love, a sign of unity, a bond of charity, a Paschal banquet ‘in which Christ is consumed, the mind is filled with grace, and a pledge of future glory is given to us.’

Catechism of the Catholic Church §1323

AnointingoftheSickThe priest on duty can be contacted at any time (day or night) for the Anointing of the Sick and Viaticum on the following emergency mobile number:


The Sacrament of the Sick is also administered on the last Friday of the month after 11am Mass in Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital Chapel.


First Friday Visits
Each first Friday of the month, in honour of the Sacred Heart, the priests of the parish bring the Blessed Sacrament to the sick and housebound, and are available for Confessions and the Anointing of the Sick. If you would like to be added to this list, or know of anyone who would, please contact the priest on duty (087-2468234) or one of the priests of the parish.