ANOINTING OF THE SICK

"By the sacred anointing of the sick and the prayer of the priests, the whole Church commends those who are ill to the suffering and glorified Lord, that He may raise them up and save them. And indeed she exhorts them to contribute to the good of the People of God by freely uniting themselves to the Passion and death of Christ." (CCC 1499)

This sacrament can be received throughout life whenever people need the Lord’s strength and healing because of illness or advancing age, i.e. when experiencing a chronic illness (such as heart disease, cancer, respiratory ailments, or diabetes), when facing surgery, when suffering from addiction, when struggling with mental illness, or when experiencing the limitations and anxiety that accompany aging.

 

For individual reception of the sacrament of Anointing of the Sick, please contact the Parish Office at 203-272-3531.