Sacrament of the Sick
Through the Apostle James, the Lord has
commanded, are there any who are sick among
you, let them send for the priests of the Church
and let the priest pray over them anointing them
with oil, and the prayer of faith will save the sick person.
- from the Rite of Anointing
Sickness is never part of God’s plan. However, our faith tells us that while none of us escape suffering, that all suffering has meaning in Jesus Christ. We believe that everything that God experiences is worth experiencing. This includes the suffering that Jesus endured throughout his life. Jesus shows us that beyond all suffering, including death, that God has a plan for us. Sickness in the eyes of the church includes physical, emotional, psychological and spiritual illness.
Please know that at any time you may request the sacrament of the sick for yourself or someone you love. You can do this by calling the parish office and leaving a message for the parish priest or you may even contact the parish priest via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Every year in the spring, our parish community has a communal celebration of the sacrament of the sick.
Regardless of whether you or loved one requires the sacrament of the sick, please let us know when you or a loved one cannot join us at the Sunday celebration.