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Hospital Ministry

Hospital Ministry at the Archdiocese of San Antonio

I was sick and you visited me. (Mt. 25:36)

If you or a loved one would like to be visited by a Catholic chaplain or lay hospital minister while you are in the hospital, the Archdiocese of San Antonio is happy to assist you. Hospital Ministry brings the care of the Catholic community to all Catholics who are hospitalized. This outreach is accomplished through visiting patients and families, providing daily sacramental services for patients, staff and volunteers at local hospitals.

If you or a loved one are currently admitted at a local hospital and wish to receive the sacrament of Holy Communion or Anointing of the Sick, please call the hospital operator and ask to speak to the Catholic Chaplain (this is the person in charge of Catholic activities at the hospital). For further assistance regarding Catholic Hospital Ministry, contact:

Elizabeth Ramirez

Director of Hospital Ministry


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If you wish to contact your parish priests or deacons for prayers or the sacraments while you or a loved one is hospitalized, please locate your parish by clicking here.

Dear friends, by simple gestures, by simple prayerful actions which honor Christ in the least of his brothers and sisters, we can bring the power of his love into our world, and truly change it. (Pope Francis)

Become a Hospital Minister

We help in fulfilling Pope Francis’ call to evangelize! We meet all kinds of people and each visit is a new encounter. We never walk into a hospital room alone. It is a wonderful feeling to be able to bring Holy Communion to those in need. We offer a listening ear and a compassionate heart. Volunteers hear patients’ stories and offer HOPE by bringing community. For those who can only watch Mass on TV, we help to complete the Eucharistic celebration by bringing Communion. Those patients close to God, those alienated from God, all need the presence of Christ in their lives.

Please consider signing up to bring Holy Communion to the sick as an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion. Contact Elizabeth Ramirez for more information.

Annual Hospital Ministry Day of Reflection with Commissioning Mass

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