Anointing of the Sick

In principle, the parish priests 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 hospitalised Catholic who needs 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 easy reference:

Hospital Church Telephone
Alexandra Hospital Blessed Sacrament Church 64740582
Ang Mo Kio Community Hospital Church of Christ the King 64599958
Changi General Hospital Church of the Holy Trinity 67842332
East Shore Hospital Church of the Holy Family 63440046
Gleneagles Hospital Church of St Ignatius 64660625
KK Women’s & Children’s Hospital Church of Our Lady of Lourdes 62940624
Mount Elizabeth Hospital Church of the Sacred Heart 67379285
Mount Alvernia Hospital Church of the Holy Spirit 64536340
Church of the Risen Christ 62532166
National University Hospital Church of the Holy Cross (Tuesdays & Fridays) 67775858
Singapore General Hospital Church of the St Bernadette (Mondays) 67373529
Church of St Teresa (Fridays) 62711184
Tan Tock Seng Hospital Novena (Church of St Alphonsus) 62552133

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.

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.


Parishioners who are going in for major surgery can arrange to see any priest in the church before their surgery for the Sacrament of Anointing. In the hospital, in case of emergency, parishioners should call the church nearest to the hospital for anointing.


As mentioned above, various priests visit the different hospitals once or twice a week to give Communion to the sick. Should you require Communion for the sick in hospital, please inform the parish nearest to the hospital.