If you should be admitted to any of the local hospitals and would like a visit from Father David, please call the Ministry Center and ask the secretary to inform him. If the person hospitalized is unable to call personally, an immediate family member may call us. Privacy laws in effect allow us to respond only to the hospitalized person and/or immediate family member requesting a visit. Fr. David will do his best to respond by making the visit to the hospital. It is helpful if the person, when admitted, indicates on the hospital registration form, that he or she requests a visit from the Catholic chaplain on staff at the hospital. However, to insure that St. James the Apostle Parish is aware of your hospitalization, it is best to call the Ministry Center directly.
If you are aware of any upcoming surgery or hospital stay for yourself and would like to receive the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick, Father David would be happy to administer the sacrament before you are admitted to the hospital. Please call him at the Ministry Center or speak to him before or after Mass. The Ministry Center phone number is (630)469-7540.