Sacraments and rites

Anointing of the sick

In the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick we acknowledge the continuation of Christ’s healing ministry. This sacrament is celebrated with those whose health is impaired by sickness or old age. This Sacrament is not exclusively for people who are at the point of death. Feel free to contact us when your loved one is in need for this sacrament either at home or in a hospital.

Also, we celebrate masses for the sick every quarter (see our Parish Calendar) and Holy Eucharist is regularly available for sick parishioners unable to attend weekend masses. Communion to the Sick can be organized through the Parish Priest or through the Parish Office.

Celebration of Anointing of the Sick

The sacrament may be celebrated during Mass, or at a hospital or nursing home, or in the person’s home. It is a celebration of the church where members of the church offer those who are sick the support of faith and prayer.

Who celebrates it?

The sacrament is celebrated with the sick, with old people, and with sick children if they have sufficient understanding. The sacrament is not administered to anyone who has already died. Prayers for the Dead are prayed for the deceased.

When do we celebrate it?

The sick and their families and friends are encouraged to notify a priest and ask for the sacrament at the onset of serious illness. Parish communities offer opportunities for the Anointing of the Sick several times during the year. Such gatherings allow the sick or elderly to experience the support of the community.