Anointing of the Sick
Anointing of the Sick is the Sacrament whereby the person in danger of death is spiritually strengthened. It does not have to be administered at the point of death, but may be given as soon as a life-threatening condition is diagnosed or worsened. It sometimes brings about physical healing as well.
To learn more about this Sacrament, see the official Catechism of the Catholic Church nos. 1499-1532
How to receive this Sacrament:
Please contact the office to arrange for Anointing. The person should normally be prepared to go to Confession as well. There is an emergency phone number on our voicemail when someone is in danger of death. If you find yourself or your loved one in a hospital and in need of a priest, it is advisable to tell the nurse’s station immediately, as most hospitals have the on-call number for the nearest priest who serves them. It is important not to wait until the last moment to call a priest for someone who is in danger of death.