Ministry to the Sick
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CONTACT:  Eucharistic Ministry to the Sick:  Christine Gerety  |  (310) 566-1531  | 

Jesus spent much of his time on Earth ministering to and comforting people struggling with illness or injury. Here at St. Monica, we follow in his footsteps by reaching out to the sick and injured in two ways: (1) anointing those who are ill and (2) bringing the Eucharist to people who are homebound, in nursing homes, or in the hospital.


Anointing of the Sick

Anointing of the Sick is a sacrament that is offered to those who are seriously ill, dying, or have grown weak under the burden of years. Go to for more information.  For an emergency anointing, please call (310) 566-1500.


Eucharistic Ministry to the Sick

During this COVID-19 time, our Eucharistic Ministers to the Sick are finding new ways to minister and share Christ with others.  We've reached out to our local nursing homes and Santa Monica UCLA Hospital to provide their in-house staff with resources to spiritually support their patients, including sending: (1) weekly prayer services, (2) information on how to connect to St. Monica online Masses or broadcast TV Masses, (3) Catholic prayers that can provide comfort to patients, including making a Spiritual Communion, and (4) rosaries/prayers cards upon request.

We're looking for volunteers to help write friendly notes to patients in hospitals and nursing homes, and thank-you notes to healthcare providers. Interested?

Contact Marcus at


Plus, we're gathering by Zoom to pray for them! 

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And St. Monica volunteers have reached out to local patients and healthcare professionals, 

by sending beautiful notes. 

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 Since March, we have sent over 800+ hand-written cards! Check out these works of art & the heart:



If there is someone in the hospital or in a nursing home whom you'd like us to pray for, let Christine know at or 310-566-1531.


Interested in becoming a Eucharistic Minister to the sick? We are always in need of more volunteers and hold trainings periodically throughout the year. Contact us!


Praying Together, Praying Apart: At Home Prayers for Times of Healing, Illness and Death. (Liturgical Press)

A resource put together as a gift to our Church for moments of prayer toward the end of life, especially useful for us as we accompany a loved one who may be in hospice, or near death when a priest cannot come to celebrate the Anointing of the sick.

  • Part 1: Prayers of Comfort, Hope and Healing
  • Part 2: Lucernarium for Healing
  • Part 3: Rosary For Healing with Luke the Evangelist
  • Part 3: At-Home Service of Prayer when someone has Died


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