anointing of the sick
CCC 1499 - “By the sacred anointing of the sick and the prayer of the priests the whole Church commends those who are ill to the suffering and glorified Lord, that he may raise them up and save them. And indeed she exhorts them to contribute to the good of the People of God by freely uniting themselves to the Passion and death of Christ.”
In illness, man experiences his powerlessness and limitations. Illness can lead to anguish, self-absorption, sometimes even despair and revolt against God. It can also make a person more mature. Illness becomes a way to conversion; God’s conversion initiates the healing. Jesus has the power to heal soul and body. By his passion and death on the cross Christ has given a new meaning to suffering; it unites us with his redemptive Passion. This sacrament gives the grace of strength, peace and courage to those who face the anguish of death in serious illness and old age. It prepares us to pass over to eternal life. (see CCC 1500 to 1503, 1505, 1511, 1520, 1523 and 1532).
PRACTICE IN THE PARISH
Anointing of the sick can be requested at any time of the day or the night. You may dial 2371 7035 or 2371 7030.