Anointing of the Sick

The Anointing of the Sick is a Sacrament of the Church in which the priest prays, lays hands, and anoints the sick person with blessed oil. It may be preceded by the Sacrament of Reconciliation and followed by Eucharist. The Sacrament may be repeated if the recipient suffers from a different illness or injury or if the same illness or condition becomes more serious. 

Those who are sick, going to have surgery, or are in the process of dying may receive the Anointing of the Sick.

The healing that occurs in this sacrament of anointing is not necessarily physical healing. While we believe that physical healing can occur through the great power of God, the grace that is infused through this special sacrament is the reminder of the eternal presence of God in our human suffering.