One of the seven sacraments, also known as the "sacrament of the dying," administered by a priest to a baptized person who begins to be in danger of death because of illness or old age, through prayer and the anointing of the body with the oil of the sick. The proper effects of the sacrament include a special grace of healing and comfort to the Christian who is suffering the infirmities of serious illness or old age, and the forgiving of the person's sins (1499, 1520, 1523, 1526-1532).
The parish community prays continually for the healing of our sick parishioners. The Sacrament of the Sick (anointing) is available to anyone who is seriously or chronically ill, weakened by age, or threatened by major surgery. Likewise, Communion calls to the homebound are made weekly and/or monthly, or upon request.
Please call or email the parish office if you or your loved one is hospitalized or is in need of these special services. Call the office or see one of our parish priests after Mass for anointing.