Anointing of the Sick

About the Sacrament

The Sacrament of the 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. The primary focus of this Sacrament is a healing of spirit and ability to deal with the particular illness in a positive fashion, giving strength to a person to grow in holiness. It is this strengthening of spirit that is most important.  When Christ cured the sick, He emphasized this aspect most of all. The sick person is consecrated to be more like Christ, who bore our infirmities and healed our wounds.

Scheduling a Visit

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.

For more information about scheduling a priest or Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion to visit you if you are home bound and unable to come to the church to receive Holy Communion, please contact us.

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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.

Planning a funeral may at times feel a little bit stressful or complicated. See our guide below to assist you in your preparations.

Funeral Guide

“Lord, I am not worthy to have you enter under my roof; only say the word and my servant will be healed.” – Matthew 8:8

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