Many like to receive the sacrament of the sick and are strengthened and affirmed. If you would like to receive the sacrament of the sick or know someone who would, please contact the Parish Office
What Is the Sacrament of the sick
The Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick is exactly what it says. It is a prayerful celebration for someone who is ill or elderly and is blessed by the priest with Holy Oil. It is not a sign that someone is dying as it was perceived many years ago. It is not a magical ritual; the person doesn’t automatically get better immediately after an anointing. God’s healing and loving presence are called upon that the sick person might be raised up and restored to health.
Who Can Be Anointed?
Anyone in ‘serious illness’, those who are infirm, in advanced years, or anyone prior to surgery. (It is not only for when a person is in ‘danger of death’.)