Anointing of the Sick
Anointing of the Sick through the sacrament of anointing, Christ strengthens the faithful who are afflicted by illness, providing them with the strongest means of support. Jesus showed great concern for the bodily and spiritual welfare of the sick and commanded his followers to do the same. The celebration of this sacrament is an opportunity for the deepening of the faith of the community who are able to witness the faith and devotion of those being anointed.
This is a ministry of comfort. Through Anointing, the sick are reminded that Christ and the Church are in communion with their suffering. The Holy Spirit shares the blessings of health, trust in God, and strength against temptation.
The Sacrament of Anointing is available any time by appointment. It is also celebrated communally each year at a special Sunday Mass. This Mass is announced in the Parish Bulletin, and sponsored by the Spiritual Life Committee.
This sacrament should be request as soon as a Catholic is aware of any serious illness or upcoming surgery. It is a sacrament of healing – in fact it is the Church’s most powerful prayer for strengthening of body, mind, and spirit.
To arrange to be anointed, please call Janet Neubecker at 408-668-4700