- You may be looking for the short story of the same name.
Last Rites was a religious ceremony performed on a dead or dying individual.
Father Hemmings refused to perform Last Rites for Marjory Kennedy, blaming her for the death of their unborn baby. When he found dying aliens on the beach, his guilt over Marjory led him to bring the aliens back to St Anthony's to administer Last Rites to them. (PROSE: The Canvey Angels)