Holy Anointing is the Sacrament through which Christ draws near to those who are sick to comfort them, give them confidence, forgiveness and to strengthen them in the face of illness and pain.
The Sacrament of the Sick is offered to those who are seriously ill, those facing major surgery or those who daily face decline in health and strength.
Contrary to popular belief, the Sacrament of Anointing is not meant to be a kind of “last rites” delayed until an individual is near death. Rather, the Sacrament is intended to be an occasion for spiritual healing, strengthening and forgiveness whenever one is seriously ill or debilitated by pain.
Catholic chaplains at area hospitals are ready to bring the Sacrament of the Sick to those in area hospitals. Please contact the Catholic chaplain at your specific hospital, otherwise feel free to contact the Rectory.