Anointing of the Sick

The sacrament of anointing of the sick imparts consolation, peace and strength.

Sometimes a person has to become sick in order to recognize what we all—healthy or sick—need more than anything else: God. 

One can receive the Anointing of the Sick several times in one’s life.  Therefore it makes sense for young people to ask for this sacrament also, if for example, they are about to undergo a serious operation.  The essential ritual by which this sacrament is administered consists of an anointing of the forehead, and hands with holy oil, accompanied by prayers.

Many sick people are afraid of this sacrament and put if off until the last minute before they think of it.  But actually the opposite is true: the Anointing of the Sick is a sort of life insurance (YouCat 241, 243-245.)

 

To receive the sacrament of Anointing of the Sick:

Please call the Parish office for more information.

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