Anointing the Sick
Anointing of the Sick is when the Church anoints a very sick person with oil in a special ritual of healing.
This rite is one way in which the Church continues the healing ministry of Jesus.
The healing offered by this anointing is forgiveness of sins, hope and inner peace, sometimes physical healing, and an assurance of God’s steadfast care, even in death.
As with all the sacraments, this anointing has significance for the whole Church. It reminds us of our call to wholeness and our call to be a sign of salvation to the world. Wherever there is brokenness, we are to be instruments of Christ’s healing touch.
Please contact the parish office if you would like to engage our Parish Priest for this Sacrament if you have a family member who is gravely ill.