Anointing of the Sick

 

"The Catholic Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick, formerly known as Last Rites or Extreme Unction, is a ritual of healing appropriate not only for physical but also for mental and spiritual sickness."

ANOINTING OF THE SICK

By the sacred anointing of the sick and the power of the priests, the whole church commends those who are ill to the suffering and glorified Lord, that he may raise them up an save them. And indeed she exhorts them to contribute to the goo of the people of God by freely uniting themselves to the Passion and death of Christ.

Cathechism of the Catholic Church Page 373


The sacrament is administered when the need arises. The sacrament may be administered at time of death, or at a time os serious illness. It may also be given to those who face serious surgery or who fraility becomes more pronounced.

Cathechism of the Catholic Church Page 373

For emergencies, call the rectory at any time.  Otherwise, notify the rectory and request that Holy Communion be brought to a homebound parishioner on a regular basis.

 

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