Anointing of the Sick

Anointing of the Sick

The Rite of Anointing tells us there is no need to wait until a person is at the point of death to receive the Sacrament. A careful judgment about the serious nature of the illness is sufficient.
 
 
When the Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick is given, the hoped-for effect is that, if it be God's will, the person be physically healed of illness. But even if there is no physical healing, the primary effect of the Sacrament is a spiritual healing by which the sick person receives the Holy Spirit's gift of peace and courage to deal with the difficulties that accompany serious illness or the frailty of old age.
~from the United States Catholic Catechism for Adults 
 
The sick person or a caregiver can request individual anointing. If you know of someone who is preparing for surgery, is suffering from a serious illness, or is fragile, encourage them to celebrate the Sacrament of Healing. Contact the Parish Office for requests at 952-890-9465.