Last Rites & Funerals
Last Rites (Viaticum)
Viaticum is the Holy Eucharist received by those who are about to leave this earthly life and are preparing for the journey to eternal life. Communion in the body and blood of Christ who died and rose from the dead, received at the moment of passing from this world to the Father, is the seed of eternal life and the power of the resurrection. (Compendium #320)
In the case a loved one is near death, the Pastor may be contacted at any hour in order to administer Viaticum and to pray with the family. If your loved one is at a hospital and is in need of last rites, please ask hospital staff to contact the catholic chaplain.
Pastoral Office Tel: 671-734-3723