Anointing Of The Sick

“They should pray over him and anoint him with oil in the name of the Lord.” – James 5:14

The sacrament of anointing of the sick is intended for those who are ill.  The rite consists of the “laying on of hands” and the anointing of the hands and forehead of the sick person.  The illness need not be life threatening to receive the sacrament.  This sacrament is not to be confused with “Last Rites” since it refers also to two other distinct rites: Reconciliation and Eucharist, the last of which, when administered to the dying, is known as “Viaticum,” the original meaning of which in Latin was “provision for the journey.”

HOW TO PARTICIPATE – The Church continues Jesus’ healing ministry and extends His compassion for the sick through the sacrament of anointing.  Any Catholic who is seriously ill in body or mind is encouraged to receive this sacrament.  The sacrament may be received individually at any time of the year, whether the sick person is at home, in a hospital, or in a nursing home.  To arrange for the anointing of the sick, contact the pastor or call the parish office.

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