Anointing of the Sick

Anointing of the Sick

What is the Anointing of the Sick?

The sacrament by which Christ gives spiritual aid and strength to the sick and dying. Today we call it the Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick and Dying. If it were called merely the sacrament of anointing, it might be confused with Baptism, Confirmation, and Holy Orders, which also have a rite of anointing.The priest administers it whenever there is proximate danger of death. Catholics who believe they may be within weeks of death, Catholics preparing for surgery that requires full anesthesia, or Catholics preparing for particularly hazardous activity should seek this sacrament.

 

We celebrate an annual Anointing service each year in the fall.  However, if at anytime you wish to receive the Sacrament of the Sick, please contact the parish office or speak with the priest after Mass.