Sacrament of Annointing


Anointing of the Sick

"By the sacred anointing of the sick and the prayer of the priests the whole Church commends those who are ill to the suffering and glorified Lord, that he may raise them up and save them. And indeed she exhorts them to contribute to the good of the People of God by freely uniting themselves to the Passion and death of Christ" (Catechism 1499).

The Anointing of the Sick "is not a sacrament for those only who are at the point of death. Hence, as soon as anyone of the faithful begins to be in danger of death from sickness or old age, the fitting time for him to receive this sacrament has certainly already arrived" (Catechism 1514). If a sick person who received this anointing recovers his health, he can in the case of another grave illness receive this sacrament again. If during the same illness the person's condition becomes more serious, the sacrament may be repeated. It is fitting to receive the Anointing of the Sick just prior to a serious operation. The same holds for the elderly whose frailty becomes more pronounced (Catechism 1515).

Instructions for Receiving The Sacrament
If you or a loved one is sick and wishes to receive this sacrament, please contact the parish office and provide the name, age, address, phone number, and condition of the person. Someone will get back to you shortly.

For emergencies, please call the parish office as soon as possible at (305) 385-4320.