“Through this holy anointing may the Lord in his love and mercy help you with the grace of the Holy Spirit. May the Lord who frees you from sin save you and raise you up.”
For too many years many Catholics believed that this sacrament was reserved only for those approaching death. Since the Second Vatican Council the elderly and infirm, those who are critically or chronically ill, and those about to undergo surgery or serious medical procedures, are also encouraged to receive this sacrament.
The Anointing of the Sick is offered on a regular basis at our parish church or by contacting one of the parish priests.