Anointing of the Sick

PASTORAL CARE TO THE HOMEBOUND:

If you are homebound, or if you know someone who is unable to come to Mass and would like to receive the Eucharist, the sacrament of Reconciliation, or the Anointing of the Sick, feel free to contact us.

 

The anointing of the sick is the Church’s sacrament for the healing of the whole person- body and soul.  Although many people had believed that only the dying should receive this sacrament, this anointing is actually available to anyone with a serious illness.  The rite includes the forgiveness of sins, for although we ought not consider our physical suffering to be a punishment, sin and sickness are both part of our lives.  This anointing joins our suffering to Christ, who shared our pain so that we may overcome the suffering of this world.

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