"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 of the Catholic Church
Experience the Healing of Christ
"Through the celebration of the Anointing of the Sick, the Church accompanies us in facing the profound mystery of suffering and death." – Pope Francis
Moments of suffering and the reality of death can leave us feeling lost, confused, or fearful. The Church, through the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick, reminds us that Christ has not left us to face suffering and death alone.
Christ has entered into the heights and depths of the human experience, longing to offer healing to all who are suffering, about to undergo surgery, or in danger of death.
What is the Anointing of the Sick?
The Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick is the other Sacrament of Healing offered to those who are afflicted with serious illness or who are about to undergo potentially dangerous or risky medical procedures. The sacrament prays for physical healing as well as forgiveness of sins
One does not need to be at the point of death to receive this sacrament. In fact, it is recommended that a person receive this sacrament before they reach this point. There is no limit to the number of times one can receive the Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick and is made available to all baptized Catholics.
Receiving the Sacrament
The sacrament is received by appointment only. Depending on the recipient's circumstances it may be received at the church, home, or in the hospital. If you are in a situation where you would like to receive the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick, please contact the parish office or call at 270-281-4802.