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Anointing of the Sick


If a family member or neighbor is sick at home, in the hospital or nursing home and you would like them to be anointed with the Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick, please contact the parish office.

Mass of Anointing:

In serious physical illness you experience mortality. If you are not seriously ill, but in poor health or aged, addicted to drugs or alcohol, experiencing mental difficulties you know this same experience. Because these circumstances lead you to face God in the light of your own mortality, there is something especially sacramental about the condition you are in. And so there is a formal sacrament for this sacramental situation: Anointing of the Sick.

If You Are Sick In The Hospital
and need to be anointed, below are the numbers of the hospital chaplains who are on call.

St. Peter's University Hospital
Chaplains: Fr. Lazaro Perez & Fr. Mark Kehoe;
Pastoral Care Office (732) 745-8600 ext. 8565

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
Chaplains: Fr. Joe Desmond (Thurs.- Mon.)
& Fr. Tom Ganley (Tues/Wed);
Pastoral Care Office (732) 828-3000 ext. 8504

Somerset Medical Center
Chaplain: Fr. Jan Kwiecien;
Pastoral Care Office (908) 685-2200 ext. 2425

JFK Medical Center
Chaplain: Fr. Pauly Thekkan;
Pastoral Care Office (732) 321-7000 ext. 7512

Morristown Memorial Hospital
Chaplains: Fr. Zbigniew Kluba & Fr. Volodymyr Baran;
Pastoral Care Office (973) 971-5000 ext. 5170

If you would like a visit from a pastoral minister from St. Matthias, please call the Parish Office and let us know you are in the hospital. HIPAA Laws on confidentiality often prevent us from being aware that our parishioners are patients in the hospital. When you are admitted to the hospital you must state your religion and your parish.