Anointing of the Sick

“Is anyone among you suffering? They should pray. Is anyone in good spirits? They should sing praise. Is anyone among you sick? They should summon the presbyters of the Church, and they shall pray over them and anoint them with oil in the name of the Lord, and the prayer of faith will save the sick person, and the Lord will raise them up.  If they have committed any sins, they will be forgiven.”    (James 5: 13-15)

The Anointing of the Sick is a sacrament of healing, offered to anyone experiencing serious illness, preparing for surgery, or in danger of death. It may be received more than once and the threat of death need not be imminent.

Please contact the parish office to request an anointing by our parish priest. If you know you will be going into the hospital for a scheduled surgery, please ask to be visited/anointed prior to being admitted. Thank you.