The “Anointing of the Sick,” is the Sacrament given to those who are gravely bodily ill, especially those in danger of death from illness. Call the Parish Office at any time to request this sacrament.
The Anointing of the Sick is a liturgical and communal celebration. It may be performed in the family home, a hospital, or church, for a single sick individual or an entire group of sick persons. It is often also celebrated within the Eucharist, and when needed is preceded by the sacrament of Reconciliation. This sacrament is given to allow the power of the Holy Spirit to lead the sick person to a healing of the soul, and of the body if such is God’s will.
From the Catechism (found on Vatican.va)
From the Code of Canon Law (found on Vatican.va)
- The Sacrament of Holy Orders (1008-1009)
- The Celebration and Minister of Ordination (1010-1023)
- Those to be Ordained (1024-1025)
- Requirements in Those to be Ordained (1026-1032)
- The Prerequisites for Ordination (1033-1039)
- Irregularities and Other Impediments (1040-1049)
- The Required Documents and Investigation (1050-1052)
- The Notation and Testimonial of Ordination Conferred (1053-1054)