The Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick

Anointing of the Sick is the sacrament that is received by those who are ill or suffering. By the sacred anointing and the prayer of the priest, the whole Church commends those who are sick to Christ. The sick person receives the Holy Spirit’s gifts of strength, faith, peace, and courage, and his or her suffering is united with the suffering of Christ for the building up of the Church (Catechism of the Catholic Church [CCC], nos. 1520-23)

–  United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

The sacrament of Anointing of the Sick is found in the Epistle of St. James (James 5:1415):

Is anyone among you sick?  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.

Contact Information:

This Sacrament of strength and healing is available upon request for those who are sick or elderly.  Please contact the CENTRAL OFFICE.

Hospital/Nursing Home Visits

Please notify the CENTRAL OFFICE if you or a family member will be hospitalized and would like the Sacrament of the Sick or a staff member to visit

If this is a medical emergency, please call 911 or your nearest medical facility.