Anointing of the Sick/Funerals

Anointing of the Sick

Times of mental or physical illness can be times of stress for patients and families.

Many people struggle alone with these stresses, not knowing or understanding that our God wants to be part of our lives, the good and the bad.

His Presence often comes through our faith community, the Church, for God works through human means.

The Church officially supports us through the sacraments.

In the case of illness, that support comes through the sacrament of Anointing of the Sick.

This sacrament is not to be viewed as a “kiss of death” but one of life and healing.

The focus of this sacrament is on the possibility of spiritual and/or physical healing.

When death is inevitable, the sacrament prepares a person with spiritual healing and forgiveness of sins.

(Franciscan media)

If you or a loved one needs the Sacrament of Anointing, please call the office.  



When a loved one dies or death is imminent, there are many details that need to be handled.  Along with the stress of making these arrangements, your grief makes things even more difficult.  Our caring staff is here to help you plan the funeral liturgy.

When you meet with the funeral home, please be sure to have them call our office and request a date and time for the funeral.  Every effort will be made to honor those requests.

Our Parish Council of Catholic Women are available to provide a luncheon for family and friends after the funeral.  More information about this service will be shared at your initial meeting at the parish.