Anointing the Sick
The Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick gives strength and support and can be administered to anyone struggling with an illness.If anyone is in need of anointing of the sick, please call the parish offices to request to be anointed by a priest, deacon, or lay person.
Who may Receive?
In the Catholic Church, Extreme Unction or the Last Rites is the anointing at the time of death or in time of serious illness. Since the Second Vatican Council, this sacrament is now called the Anointing of the Sick and has been broadened to offer healing and comfort in times of illness that may not lead to immediate death. Speaking about a wider implementation of this sacrament, Pope Paul VI advocated for “a wider availability of the sacrament and to extend it—within reasonable limits—even beyond cases of mortal illness."