“Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer of faith will save the one who is sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven.” (James 5:14-15)
This sacrament is for a member of the faithful who, having reached the use of reason, begins to be in danger of death by illness or old age. This is liturgical and communal, whether celebrated at home, in a hospital, or a church. The priest in silence lays hands on the sick person and prays over them. Then he anoints the head and hands with blessed oil. It can be preceded by Confession and followed by the Eucharist. Depending on the form used, there may be a Liturgy of the Word or done within the Holy Mass.
Once a month, our parish will offer Mass for the sick and the conferral of the sacrament of Anointing of the Sick for those persons who are facing surgery or a grave illness. If you wish to participate in this monthly Mass, let us know by submitting a registration for the Mass of Anointing of the Sick and we will get in contact with you.