Anointing of the Sick
The Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick gives strength and support and can be administered to anyone struggling with an illness.
Who may Receive?
In the Catholic Church, Extreme Unction or the Last Rites is the anointing at the time of death. Since the Second Vatican Council, this sacrament is now called Anointing of the Sick and has been broadened to offer healing and comfort in times of illness that may not lead to immediate death.
If parishioners are going to the hospital for surgery, the parish office can help arrange for anointing of the sick.
Due to recent legislation regarding patients' rights and healthcare privacy, hospitals are no longer permitted to give out the names and religious preferences of their patients without the explicit request of the patient or their family. Because of this, a priest or minister of Holy Communion who has come to pray, visit, or give communion may be unaware of other parishioners who have been admitted and would like a visit but have not notified the parish. We ask that parishioners help us remain informed about fellow parishioners who are hospitalized or who have been admitted to a nursing home or are homebound.
Communion for the Sick
Holy Communion is brought once a week to those who are sick or unable to go to church on a regular basis. If you or a family member want to receive communion at home, in assisted living, or nursing home on a regular or temporary basis, please call the parish office.