This sacrament of mercy and healing offers prayers for possible recovery, but its primary intention is to give spiritual strength and calm the soul of the one suffering from illness.

This Sacrament is not just for those in danger of death, but for anyone who suffers from serious or chronic physical or emotional illness or who struggles with the infirmities of age. Those scheduled for a surgery or hospital stay may request this sacrament prior to entering the hospital.

When the church cares for the sick, it serves Christ himself in the suffering members of his Mystical Body. The Church shows this solicitude by visiting those in poor health, raising them up through the sacrament of anointing, and by also nourishing them with the Eucharist during their illness. Holy Communion is brought once every two weeks to those who are sick or unable to attend church on a regular basis. If you are hospitalised, we would like to visit and pray with you during your stay.

Fr Simon is eager to walk the journey with you and if you would like to receive the Sacrament of Anointing or to regularly receive Holy Communion at home or in hospital please don't hesitate to contact him to make arrangements please call the parish number available on our contacts page. If you are unable to do this have a family member call us on your behalf.

The Presbytery,

Our Lady, Star of the Sea,

32 Staithes Lane, Staithes,

North Yorkshire. TS13 5AD

Telephone: 07952 922318

Email:saintjosephandcuthbert@hotmail.co.uk

Emergency Contact: 07952922318

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Going into Hospital? Would like a visit?

If you are going into hospital and would like to receive either Holy Communion or the Sacrament of the Sick contact the nurse on the ward and ask to see a Catholic Priest. Or alternatively call Fr. Simon on 07952 922318 and he will come and visit you whilst you're in Hospital.