Anointing

Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick

The Rite of Anointing is intended for the healing and peace of the body and mind for the seriously ill.  The Rite of Anointing tells us there is no need to wait until a person is at the point of death to receive the Sacrament.  A careful judgment about the serious nature of the illness is sufficient.  The Sacrament may be repeated if the sick person recovers after the anointing, but becomes ill once again, or if, during the same illness, the person’s condition becomes more serious.  The sacrament offers a moment of sacramental grace and hope to accompany those who are dying on their final journey.

“Through this holy anointing may the Lord in his love and mercy help you with the grace of the Holy Spirit.  May the Lord, who frees you from sin, save you and raise you up.”

How do I arrange for Anointing?

To arrange for anointing of the sick, call the parish office (during the hours noted on the “Contact Us” page).  If, however, it is an emergency — and you are calling outside the regular hours of the parish office — please contact a priest by using the emergency line (which is at the beginning of the outgoing message when you call the parish-office phone number).