Comforting a loved one with Anointing of the sick
The Sacrament of the Sick
Who Can Receive the Anointing of the Sick?
The Sacrament for the Anointing of the Sick is for anyone who is gravely ill, anticipating a surgery, homebound, is in danger of death due to sickness or old age, and desires God’s sacramental presence, spiritual healing, and grace. It is important to note that when a person is in the process of dying it is advisable for the family not to wait until death is imminent before requesting the sacrament. A priest may not be immediately available and your loved one may not receive the sacrament in time.
Arranging to Receive the Anointing of the Sick
Those wishing to receive the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick can make arrangements by calling the parish office at 231.775.2471.