Anointing of the Sick

Vander Weyden Altarpiece, Anointing
Rogier van der Weyden, The Seven Sacraments Altarpiece (portion)

“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).

The Church mercifully and joyfully celebrates this sacrament for any Catholic who is (1) in good standing with the Church, and (2) who is seriously ill, preparing for surgery, or even near death.  If you or someone you know would like to receive this sacrament, please contact our parish office immediately and ask for a priest to schedule the sacrament for you at the earliest possible convenience: 731.668.2596 or