Anointing of the sick


the sacrament of the anointing

“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 He exhorts them to contribute to the good of the People of God by freely uniting themselves to the Passion and death of Christ.”

The Anointing of the Sick is not a sacrament for those only who are at the point of death. Hence, as soon as anyone of the faithful begins to be in danger of death from sickness or old age, the fitting time for him/her to receive this sacrament has certainly arrived.

Only a priest or bishop are ministers of the Sacrament as it contains a remission of sin with the anointing.

When Celebrated?

The Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick is celebrated bi-monthly during the Thursday 9am Mass.

Please check the bulletin for when the Sacrament will be next celebrated.

The Anointing of the Sick – Sick calls are taken anytime and the anointing can be celebrated during the day or night. Contact the presbytery if you need a priest to anoint a sick person.