Anointing the Sick

The Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick is meant to strengthen those who are seriously ill. Many mistakenly think of this Sacrament as "Last Rites." That is more Hollywood than reality. The Church's teaching is that the Anointing of the Sick is for everyone who is "in danger of death" from sickness or old age. Most serious illnesses and any surgery that requires general anesthetic put us "in danger of death." 

These introductory words said by the priest in administering the sacrament are: 

"My dear friends, we are gathered here in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ who is present among us. As the Gospels relate, the sick came to him for healing; moreover, he loves us so much that he died for our sake. Through the apostle James, he has commanded us: "Are there any who are sick among you? Let them send for the priests of the Church, and let the priests pray over them, anointing them with oil in the name of the Lord; and the prayer of faith will save the sick persons, and the Lord will raise them up; and, if they have committed any sins, their sins will be forgiven them." (Pastoral Care of the Sick: Rites of Anointing and Viaticum. The Roman Ritual.) 

When you are going to the hospital, inform the parish office as soon as you know the date of admittance.  If you are not able to inform the parish yourself, ask a member of your immediate family to do so for you. 

You may request the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick be celebrated prior to admittance, or when you are in the hospital. 

If you are homebound, or in a healthcare facility (either permanently or temporarily) please call the parish office as soon as possible.  If you are not able to inform the parish, ask a member of your immediate family to do so. 

You may request Anointing of the Sick, as well as Communion, Confession, and/or pastoral visits.

For more information contact Fr. Titus 615 367 0085 or Parish office

 

 

 

He summoned the Twelve and began to send them out two by twoThey anointed with oil many who were sick and cured them. (Mark 6:7, 13)
 

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