The Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick is received by those who are ill or suffering. By the sacred anointing and the prayer of the priest, the whole Church commends those who are sick to Christ. The sick person receives the Holy Spirit’s gifts of strength, faith, peace, and courage, and his or her suffering is united with the suffering of Christ for the building up of the Church. Anointing of the Sick is available upon request; please contact the Parish office.
Who can receive the Anointing of the Sick?
Those who are are approaching death, are seriously ill, or are preparing for a serious surgery may receive the Anointing of the Sick. The Catechism of the Catholic Church goes on to state, “when a Christian falls seriously ill, he may receive the Anointing of the Sick, and also when, after he has received it, the illness worsens.”