Sacraments Anointing of the Sick

Anointing of the sick

Christ’s compassion toward the sick and his healings of almost every kind of infirmity are a resplendent sign that ‘God has visited his people.’” Catechism, no. 1503

 

The gospels narrate many occasions when Jesus healed the sick. He used words and he often touched those who were ill or afflicted to heal them. In the Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick, through the ministry of the priest, we believe it is Jesus who touches the sick to heal them from sin, and sometimes even from physical ailment.

The Sacrament of Healing – formerly referred to as “extreme unction”, is not a sacrament for those only who are at the point of death. The sacrament can be received for those in serious health conditions who would be strengthened in their faith and in their suffering. A person may request the sacrament before surgery. Older people may be anointed if they are in weak condition even if no dangerous illness is present. Sick children may be anointed if they have sufficient use of reason to be comforted by this sacrament.

Opportunity for the Sacrament of Sick is available upon request, but also quarterly during mass for those mobile enough to attend.

 Healing Prayer Ministry

Prayer teams after the 5:00 PM Mass on the first Saturday of the month, after 9:00 AM & 10:30 AM Masses on the second and fourth Sunday of the month, and after 9:00am weekday Masses.

The prayer team will pray for you and your special needs.