The Rite of Anointing
Anointing of the Sick 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?
Call the parish office to arrange for anointing of the sick. If it is an emergency, and you are calling outside regular business hours, please use the emergency line to contact a priest.
Nearby assisted living facilities are also periodically visited for anointings.