Anointing of the Sick
Suffering and illness affect us in body and spirit. If one member suffers in the Body of Christ, which is the Church, all the members suffer with that member. In times of frailty, sickness, treatment, or surgeries the parish family assures the infirmed of our care and support through our prayer and the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick.
The Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick is for all who face a serious illness or surgery. It is distinct from the “Last Rites,” or Viaticum, in which the Church offers Holy Communion as food for the journey to life eternal. One may celebrate the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick many times if needed for strength and healing in mind, body and spirit. In this sacrament of anointing, Christ strengthens our faith and bestows God’s grace in a time of anxiety and pain.
Contact the parish office by phone or email to arrange an anointing. In the case of an emergency call the emergency line by selecting #4 on the phone menu. The office number is 320-453-2788.