The last rites, in Catholicism, are the last prayers and ministrations given to many Catholics when possible shortly before death. The ministration known as the last rites in the Catholic Church does not constitute a distinct sacrament in itself. It is rather a set of sacraments given to people who are perceived to be near death. These are the sacraments of Anointing of the Sick, Penance, and the Eucharist.
- The Question Box moderator suggests that Mrs. Clapp's mother not attack a fellow parishioner as it might prompt someone to perform the Last Rites (Saint Fidgeta and Other Parodies, 47).