In An Emergency
Contact A Priest
In an emergency, dial 202.966.6575. When the parish office is closed, you will be directed on how to reach a priest. The priest on duty can be contacted at any time of the day or night.
When Someone Is Close To Death
When a person is close to death the Church offers the sacraments of the Anointing of the Sick and Eucharist, which many people refer to as the Last Rites of the Church. If you would like a priest to visit someone who is close to death, please call the parish office at 202.966.6575 at anytime of the day or night.
When Someone Is Sick
Anyone who is seriously ill or preparing for surgery is encouraged to receive the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick. Although many people associate this sacrament with those who are close to death, in fact it should be given whenever the graces of healing and forgiveness are needed. If you would like a priest to visit someone who would benefit from this sacrament, please call the parish office at 202.966.6575 at anytime of the day or night. Also, those who are ill will benefit from receiving the Eucharist. Please see below for further information on arranging for someone to receive the Eucharist at home or in the hospital.
Eucharist In The Home Or The Hospital
If you or someone you know is in the hospital and would like to be visited or would like to receive the Eucharist at home please call the parish office at 202.966.6575. Also, if you have a relative or other loved one in one of the local nursing homes or assisted living facilities located within Blessed Sacrament Parish or in the area, we will ensure that he or she is visited as well. Blessed Sacrament has a homebound ministry that ensures regular visits to individuals unable to leave their homes as well as those who live in the various professional care facilities in the parish.