Anointing of the Sick
"Is any among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray
over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord." ~James 5:14
When you are diagnosed with a life threatening illness, facing surgery, receiving chemo or radiation treatments, this is the time to ask for the Sacrament of the Sick. This anointing is to give strength and healing power to help us live with and cope with serious illness. It is not the sacrament of the dying.
Viaticum (Eucharist) is actually the sacrament of the dying. Viaticum is when a priest or lay person visits the dying to pray with them, their family and caregivers and to bring them the Eucharist as food for the journey.
Please contact one of the priests
to arrange a home or hospital visit. Take advantage of this wonderful sacrament as an encounter with Jesus, the Healer.