Anointing of the Sick

About the Sacrament

The Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick is based upon Jesus’ special concern for the sick and His instructions to the Apostles to carry on His healing presence. In the Church’s Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick, through the ministry of the priest, it is Jesus who touches the sick to heal them from sin – and sometimes even from physical ailment. His cures were signs of the arrival of the Kingdom of God. The core message of his healing tells us of his plan to conquer sin and death by his dying and rising.

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.

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Contact A Priest

If you or someone you know is gravely ill, about to undergo a serious operation, or is in danger of death, the Sacrament of Anointing is a powerful and grace-filled way for Jesus to come to your assistance.  Contact one of our priests at the parish and we will have them schedule a visit with you or your loved one.

If you are home bound and unable to come to the church to receive Holy Communion, please contact us.

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Funerals

We extend to your family and friends our prayerful sympathy in this time of loss and grief.  Our parish is honored to have the privilege of celebrating for you the Mass of Christian Burial. The funeral rites of the Catholic Church help us to be more aware of God’s grace.

 

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