Sacraments of Healing


THE SACRAMENT OF PENANCE is celebrated on Saturdays (except Holy Saturday) at 3:30 p.m. on the hour, or by appointment with a priest. Communal celebrations of reconciliation, including individual confession, are scheduled in Advent and Lent.

THE SACRAMENT OF ANOINTING OF THE SICK is celebrated following the Saturday 9:00 a.m. Mass and is available at other times by appointment with a priest. Please call for the sacrament at the onset of serious illness, at a time when family and close friends can join you for this healing rite.

Priests, deacons, and Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist from St. Lawrence visit Gwinnett Medical Center, other health care facilities within our parish, and the homebound regularly. Catholic patients in other metro area hospitals receive the sacraments from the neighboring Catholic parish, and minister from St. Lawrence visit whenever possible. Federal patient privacy law no longer permits hospitals to inform the church of a parishioner’s admission. Please call the parish office if you or a family member is or will be hospitalized or homebound.