Anointing of the Sick

Call your Parish Office if someone in your family is ill and you feel the grace and power of the Sacrament would be helpful. This Sacrament should not be seen as only administered when there is danger of death. Please call us if someone is in the hospital, so that we can visit the loved one and have the community pray for them.

The sacrament of Anointing or healing is administered by a priest to a baptized person who is ill, elderly, or in danger of death. The sacrament is celebrated 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 forgiveness of the person's sins. Parishioners scheduled for surgery are encouraged to contact the parish office prior to hospital admission and always in cases of emergency.