• Hospital Ministry

About Us

We want to give hope and meaning to the suffering children of God.  God sent His son Jesus to show us how suffering can be used for good, and like Mary, we can offer our suffering to Christ at the foot of the Cross.  God wants to heal us, sometimes in body, but always in spirit, if we let Him.  “The Spirit itself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs, heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ, if only we suffer with him so that we may also be glorified with him (Romans 8:16-17).

The Hospital Ministry aims to respond to the call of Pope Francis: “The thing the Church needs most today in the ability to heal wounds and to warm the hearts of the faithful. I see the Church as a field hospital after battle. … You have to heal the wounds, and you have to start from the ground up.” By starting in Inova Fairfax Hospital but hopefully expanding to other institutions, we can begin to heal those wounds through a concerted evangelization effort.  By collecting and distributing these Prayer Folders, we pray that these prayerful, faithful materials may enrich the existing faith in some, develop a newly-found relationship with God in others, and give a purpose of suffering to all. 

To contact a priest to visit your or a loved one in a hospital, rehab center, hospice or assisted living home, use this list  find the name of the institution and the relevant parish contact information for that institution.