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