Anointing of the Sick


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.  And if he has committed any sins, he will be forgiven.

James 5:14-15




Illness and suffering have always been among the gravest problems confronted in human life.  In illness, humans experience powerlessness and limitations. The Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick unites the sick person to the passion of Christ, for his own good and that of the Church; strengthens the sick with peace and courage to endure in a Christian manner serious illness; forgives sins, if the sick person was not able to obtain it through the Sacrament of Penance; restores health, if it is conducive to the salvation of one’s soul; and prepares the believer to pass over to eternal life.

Catechism of the Catholic Church    Numbers 1499, 1500, 1532

The Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick is a liturgical and communal celebration whether it takes place in a family home, a hospital or church, for a single person or a whole group of sick persons.  The Anointing of the Sick is given to a Catholic who has reached the age of reason who is seriously ill.  Only a priest (presbyter or bishop) can give this Sacrament by anointing the sick person on the forehead and hands with the Oil of the Sick saying, “Through this holy anointing may the Lord in his love and mercy help you with the grace of the Holy Spirit. May the Lord who frees you from sin save you and raise you up.”  The Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick may be received whenever serious illness is present in the life of a believer.

Catechism of the Catholic Church   Numbers 1513, 1517, 1530

Mass Schedule

Weekend Mass
5:00 PM
8:00 AM
10:00 AM
12:00 Noon
5:00 PM
Daily Mass
6:45 AM
8:00 AM
12:00 Noon
8:00 AM
12:00 Noon

Holy Day
5:30 PM (Vigil)
8:00 AM
12:00 Noon
5:30 PM


Wednesday: 7:00 PM
Saturday: 12:30 PM

Communal Penance Services: Advent and Lent

Step-by-Step Guide to Confession


Evening Prayer within Eucharistic Exposition: Sunday 6:30 PM: Advent, Christmas, Lent, and Easter Seasons
Novena of the Miraculous Medal: Monday 7:45 AM
Rosary: Wednesday 6:00 PM
Stations of the Cross: Friday during Lent 7:00 PM
Eucharistic Day: Feast of the Body and Blood of Christ