“Is anyone among you sick? He should summon the presbyters of the church, and they should pray over him and anoint him with oil in the name of the Lord, and the prayer of faith will save the sick person, and the Lord will raise him up. If he has committed any sins, he will be forgiven.” -James 5:14-15
“By the sacred anointing of the sick and the prayer of the priests the whole Church commends those who are ill to the suffering and glorified Lord, that he may raise them up and save them and indeed she exhorts them to contribute to the good of the People of God by freely uniting themselves to the Passion and death of Christ.” -Catechism of the Catholic Church 1499
Who should receive this sacrament?
If you or a beloved Catholic friend or family member is suffering from a grave illness or about to undergo a surgical operation please contact Father for this sacrament. The sacrament
includes confession, reception of Holy Communion and anointing with oil. If the individual cannot confess or ingest communion, Father may simply anoint our suffering brother or sister.
What does this sacrament do?
Through this sacrament God has promised four distinct graces: strength from the Holy Spirit, union with Christ’s Passion, ability to suffer for the sake of the Church, and preparation for death. Please, if you know anyone in need of this sacrament, ask for Father at the following number, 608-831- 4843.