Anointing of the Sick
“This sacred anointing of the sick was instituted by Christ our Lord as a true and proper sacrament of the New Testament. It is alluded to indeed by Mark, but is recommended to the faithful and promulgated by James the apostle and brother of the Lord” (CCC 1511)
The anointing of the sick is administered to bring spiritual and even physical strength during an illness, especially near the time of death. It is most likely one of the last sacraments one will receive. A sacrament is an outward sign established by Jesus Christ to confer inward grace. In more basic terms, it is a rite that is performed to convey God’s grace to the recipient, through the power of the Holy Spirit.
Parishioners who are Home-bound:
If you are aware of any home bound parishioners or parishioners in nursing care who would like to receive communion, please contact the parish office. We currently visit around 90 parishioners who are home bound or in nursing care. We would love to add you or your loved one to the list, but we need your information. If your loved one lives in Northern Cambria and has not been visited in a while, please call us to confirm we have accurate information.
Parishioners who are in Nursing Care - SUSPENDED until further notice.
In an Emergency (Anointing of the Sick only):
If your loved one is experiencing a critical medical condition, will be undergoing serious surgery, or actively dying and would like to be anointed, please call the parish office. Let us know whether it is an urgent or non-urgent situation. We will be there as soon as possible.