Pastoral Care

Coronavirus Resources – Pastoral Care

These documents provide basic information on the Sacrament of Anointing from Canon Law and the Pastoral Care of the Sick: Rites of Anointing and Viaticum, as well as the March 20, 2020 Decree of the Apostolic Penitentiary on Plenary Indulgences. There is also a practical Q and A document to help guide the practice of chaplains in these areas. Both of these documents were reviewed and approved by the USCCB Office of Divine Worship.