Church of Saint Anthony
25 Woodlands Avenue 1 | Singapore 739064 | P: 6368 3804 | F: 6367 8392

Anointing of the Sick


The Anointing of the Sick, or Last Rites, are Catholic sacraments that bring healing and forgiveness to those who are in pain. When you or the people you love are experiencing hard times or spiritual challenges, the Church can help. The Anointing of the Sick can be administered to any Catholic who is seriously ill and caregivers should not wait until the patient is critically ill or when death is imminent to notify a priest.

Priests are also available for home visits and prayers when the sick person is confined to bed at home.

In principle, the priests of parish are responsible for the sick within their own parish boundaries. In addition, Priests of the churches closest to the main hospitals in Singapore are usually available for any Catholic who are hospitalized and are in need of a priest's help. They visit the hospitals on a regular basis to bring communion to the sick and if informed they will visit you. See list below for reference:

Hospital (Parish)

  • Alexandra Hospital (Blessed Sacrament Church)
  • Ang Mo Kio Community Hospital (Church of Christ the King)
  • Changi General Hospital (Church of Holy Trinity)
  • East Shore Hospital (Church of Holy Family)
  • Gleneagles Hospital (Church of St Ignatius)
  • Mount Elizabeth Hospital (Church of Sacred Heart)
  • Mount Alvernia Hospital (Church of Holy Spirit)
  • National University Hospital (Church of Risen Christ)
  • Singapore General Hospital (Church of Holy Cross)
  • Tan Tock Seng Hospital (Church of St Bernadette (Mondays))
  • Others (Church of St Teresa (Fridays))
  • Others (Church of St. Alphonsus (Novena Church))

In cases of emergency, when a patient is in need of the Anointing of the Sick and a priest from the nearby church is unavailable, any priest who receives a call will go to the hospital or look for a replacement if he is unable to do so. In such a situation, the Priests of St. Anthony's can be contacted.

The Anointing of the Sick can be administered to any Catholic who is seriously ill and caregivers should not wait until the patient is critically ill or when death is imminent to notify a priest.

Priests are also available for home visits and prayers when the sick person is confined to bed at home.

For Anointing of the Sick
Please contact:

Pastoral Coordinator
Phone: 63683804 (ext 27)
Email: