The Anointing of the Sick is performed by a priest when a person is sick or dying. The priest will anoint the person on the head and hands with blessed oil, and pray for God to heal and bless the sick person.
Why is the Anointing of the Sick important?
A serious illness can cause many people to lose faith in God and to feel hopeless. The Anointing of the Sick is a sacrament that gains grace for the ill person, and assures them that God is always with His people, even in the most dire of situations.
Who can receive Anointing of the Sick?
Catholics who are very ill or at the point of death may call a priest for Anointing. People who have already received the Anointing of the Sick and have recovered may receive the sacrament more than once if they become very sick again.
"Jesus has the power not only to heal, but also to forgive sins; he has come to heal the whole man, soul and body; he is the physician the sick have need of."
The Catechism of the Catholic Church
Parish Office: 608-782-7557
If a loved one is sick or dying, please call the Parish Office to be directed to a priest for anointing.
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