Anointing of the Sick

 

UPCOMING OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE ANOINTING OF THE SICK AT SAINT ANN CATHOLIC CHURCH

Thursday, October 18th, 2018 at 7:00pm: A Mass of Healing

There will be exposition and adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and confessions before Mass at 6:00pm and benediciton at 6:45pm.

An anointing will take place at the end of Mass and is available to any present who which to receive healing from ailments of the mind, body, or spirit.

 

A Mass of Healing is offered twice a year, once typically during Lent and the other in the Fall.

Other times available by appointment.

 

In the Church's Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick, through the ministry of the priest, it is Jesus who touches the sick to heal them from sin – and sometimes even from physical ailment. His cures were signs of the arrival of the Kingdom of God. The core message of his healing tells us of his plan to conquer sin and death by his dying and rising.

The Rite of Anointing tells us there is no need to wait until a person is at the point of death to receive the Sacrament. A careful judgment about the serious nature of the illness is sufficient.

When the Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick is given, the hoped-for effect is that, if it be God's will, the person be physically healed of illness. But even if there is no physical healing, the primary effect of the Sacrament is a spiritual healing by which the sick person receives the Holy Spirit's gift of peace and courage to deal with the difficulties that accompany serious illness or the frailty of old age.

An extensive account of the teaching of the Catholic Church on Anointing of the Sick is given in the Catechism of the Catholic Church 1499-1532
 

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