Stained Glass Depiction of the Sacrament of Annointin of the Sice

The Anointing of the Sick is a remarkable sign of God's great love for us. In His merciful efforts to bring us safely to Himself in heaven, God seems to have gone to the very limit.

The classical description which the Bible gives of the sacrament of Anointing of the Sick is found in the Epistle of St. James:

“Is any one among you sick? Let him bring in the presbyters [priests] of the Church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer of faith will save the sick man, and the Lord will raise him up, and if he be in sins, they shall be forgiven him.” (James 5:14-15)

The anointing of the sick is administered to bring spiritual and even physical strength during an illness, especially near the time of death. It is most likely one of the last sacraments one will receive. If you have a loved one that is ill, preparing for surgery, homebound or hospitalized please call the parish office to arrange for a priest to come for an anointing: (661)942-7122.