The Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick
“By the sacred anointing of the sick and the prayer of the priests the whole Church commends those who are will 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. “ (CCC1499)
The Anointing of the Sick is not a sacrament for those only who are at the point of death. Hence, as soon as anyone of the faithful begins to be in danger of death from sickness or old age, the fitting time for him to receive this sacrament has certainly already arrived.” (CCC1514)
It is fitting to receive the Anointing of the Sick just prior to a serious operation. The same holds for the elderly whose frailty becomes more pronounced. (CCC1515)
Can be administered any number of times to those who require it.
If you are in need or someone you know of this sacrament please contact the parish office. 727-869-3031