Anyone seriously ill, facing major surgery, or in danger of death due to failing health may receive this sacrament of healing. It is not necessary or recommended to wait until the “hour of death.”
If, however, a loved one is close to death please do contact the parish. If it is after hours and you call the parish there is an option for emergencies which will put you in contact with our answering service, and they can put you in contact with a priest.
Contact Parish Office or the Catechist with the following:
TEACHING ON ANOINTING OF THE SICK: THE ANOINTING OF THE SICK
“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” (CCC 1499).