Anointing of the Sick

About this Sacrament

The sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick is one which heals and saves the baptized person from sin.  This sacrament is the continuation of the Lord’s compassion for the sick.  Christ so identified with the sufferings of the sick that he made their sufferings his own.  The sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick confers grace and this grace unites the suffering of the sick person to the sufferings of Christ.  It also strengthens the sick person with courage and peace to endure whatever sufferings are caused by disease or old age.Those who are in danger of death from sickness or old age may receive this sacrament and those undergoing surgery are usually anointed.

Receiving this Sacrament

Please contact the Parish Office if a family member or friend is hospitalized or homebound and would like to receive the Eucharist and/or the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick.

If you know that you will be going to the hospital or having outpatient surgery and would like to receive the Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick, please try to arrange reception of the sacrament with a priest before your hospital visit. Also, patients and family members must inform hospital administration of the desire for a priest to visit the patient during an unexpected or extended hospital stay. The hospital limits visitors to those requested by the patient or family member.