"... He should summon the presbyters of the church, and they should pray over him and anoint [him] with oil in the name of the Lord, and the prayer of faith will save the sick person, and the Lord will raise him up. If he has committed any sins, he will be forgiven." (Jas 5:14-15)
The sacrament of anointing of the sick is offered at parish Masses twice yearly in August and January.
This is a sacrament that shares God’s grace and other spiritual gifts to help in the healing of a person in time of physical illness or difficulty. If you have a sickness that is serious or life changing, such as a stroke, heart attack, diabetes or cancer; or you have chronic pain, such as migraines, depression, etc., you may consider getting anointed. In addition, anyone who has reached an age that changed their life – usually anyone over 65 years – can be anointed.
Please note that you may contact the parish office anytime to set an appointment to be anointed prior to medical procedures or surgery.