Sacraments – Anointing of the Sick

Anointing of the Sick is not only for the dying as part of Last Rites. These quotes from page 82 -84 of “Pastoral Care of the Sick” clarify that “The sacrament of anointing is the proper sacrament for those Christians whose health is seriously impaired by sickness or old age. It may be celebrated in the home, in a hospital or institution, or in church…the sacrament of anointing may be repeated: a) when the sick person recovers after being anointed and, at a later time, becomes sick again; b) when during the same illness the condition of the sick person becomes more serious…In the case of a person who is chronically ill, or elderly and in a weakened condition, the sacrament of anointing may be repeated.”

If you have a loved one who would like to be anointed, please call the office at 772-461-8150 and one of our priests will come to visit and administer the sacrament of anointing. We can also anoint you after mass during the week or on the weekend if you would like to receive this sacrament due to illness or if you have an upcoming surgery.

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