Anointing of the sick.

A Sacrament of Healing.

The mission of the gospel

Experience the healing of Christ.

"Through the celebration of the Anointing of the Sick, the Church accompanies us in facing the profound mystery of suffering and death." Pope Francis

Moments of suffering and the reality of death can leave us feeling lost, confused, or fearful. The Church, through the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick, reminds us that Christ has not left us to face suffering and death alone.

Christ has entered into the heights and depths of the human experience, longing to offer healing to all who are suffering, about to undergo surgery, or in danger of death.

Blue calm water to help illustrate the power of baptism

"...they anointed with oil many who were sick and cured them."

Mark 6:13

Stained glass depiction of Jesus being baptized in the Jordan by John the Baptist

understanding the sacrament

What is the Anointing of the Sick?

The Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick is the other Sacrament of Healing offered to those who are afflicted with serious illness or who are about to undergo potentially dangerous or risky medical procedures. The Sacrament prays for physical healing as well as forgiveness of sins

One does not need to be at the point of death to receive this Sacrament. In fact, it is recommend that a person receive this Sacrament before they reach this point. There is no limit to the number of times one can receive the Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick and is made available to all baptized Catholics. 

Receiving the sacrament.

The Sacrament is received by appointment only. Depending on the recipient's circumstances it can received at the church, at home, or in the hospital. If you are in a situation where you would like to receive the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick please contact us.

In the face of illness and suffering, the Church invites you to receive the Sacrament of Healing.