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Anointing of the Sick

Anointing of the Sick

"By the sacred anointing of the sick and the prayer of the priests the whole Church commends those who are ill to the suffering and glorified Lord, that he may raise them up and save them. And indeed she exhorts them to contribute to the good of the People of God by freely uniting themselves to the Passion and death of Christ."  CCC 1499 

The sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick is not only for those at the point of death.   When one becomes seriously ill, is having surgery, or is advancing in age, for example, it is appropriate to receive the sacrament.   Anointing of the Sick is celebrated communally at least once each year within regularly scheduled weekend Masses.   The individual celebration of the sacrament may be arranged by contacting one of the priests.