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Anointing of the Sick

Anointing of the Sick

Anyone, regardless of age, can receive this Sacrament if his or her health is seriously impaired.  It can also be administered before surgery, and can be received more than once if the original illness gets worse or if another serious sickness is diagnosed.  It should be requested in those times of serious illness, no matter whether physical, mental, or spiritual, when we need a special sign of God's love and care.  If someone is in danger of death due to illness, injury, accident or old age, it is especially appropriate for that person to receive the Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick.

 Fr. Charles Speicher is available to anoint anyone with a serious illness, or who has upcoming surgery or tests.  Since priests are not visiting hospitals on a routine basis to visit the sick, only in emergencies or near death, it is suggested you plan ahead. Please do not delay in calling the rectory to make prompt arrangements for a priest to come and administer this Sacrament, whether at home or in the hospital.

United States Conference of Catholic Bishop's description of Anointing of the Sick