Anointing the Sick

sacred-heart-bless-sickWho should be anointed?

The sacrament of Anointing is intended for those in danger of death or are seriously ill. It is also for those who are awaiting or recovering from critical surgery; the elderly who are notably weakened and dealing with the debilitating effects of aging, even if no serious illness exists; those failing with major chronic ailment like cancer, heart disease, stroke, dementia, Parkinson’s disease, or multiple sclerosis; those serious mental illness; or sick children who have achieved sufficient maturity to understand the nature of the sacrament and desire to receive it.

If there is a question about the severity of the illness, the benefit of the doubt should be given to the person requesting the sacrament. Nos. 8-12, Pastoral Care of the Sick

Please call the parish office if you need a priest for the sacrament of Anointing – (386) 428-6426.

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