The Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick is administered to bring spiritual and physical strength during a serious illness and near the time of death. This Sacrament offers peace and courage to overcome the difficulties associated with disease, illness, or dying.
People of all ages can avail themselves of the grace of this Sacrament. Anointing of the Sick is encouraged for anyone in danger of death from sickness or old age and immediately before a serious operation. Those suffering from severe mental disorders are also encouraged to seek the peace of Christ in the Anointing. This Sacrament can be repeatedly administered to a person if their condition worsens or a new serious situation develops. It is recommended for the elderly as they become frailer.
If you or someone you love wishes or needs to receive the Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick, don’t hesitate to contact one of the parish priests at our parish office at 773-625-1118.