Pastoral Care of the Sick

If you, or someone you know, is homebound or in a hospital, nursing home, or assisted care facility in the Jackson County area, and in need of pastoral care, please contact the parish office at (828)586-9496 or stmarysylva@frontier.com. If you have an emergency need for the Anointing of the Sick, please call (828)631-0576.

“The faithful who are ill are deprived of their rightful and accustomed place in the Eucharistic community. In bringing Communion to them the Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion represents Christ and manifests faith and charity on behalf of the whole community toward those who cannot be present at the Eucharist. For the sick the reception of Communion is not only a privilege but also a sign of support and concern shown by the Christian community for its members who are ill” (Pastoral Care of the Sick, 73).