are here to administer to the sick of our parish. Please do not
hesitate to phone the rectory with your needs.
of the Sick
This sacrament is administered any time. Please call the
rectory. We will be more than happy to come and assist you in
the sacraments of Christian initiation, man receives the new life
of Christ. Now we carry this life "in earthen vessels,"
and it remains "hidden with Christ in God."
We are still in our "earthly tent," subject to suffering,
illness, and death. This new life as a child of God
can be weakened and even lost by sin.
Lord Jesus Christ, physician of our souls and bodies, who forgave
the sins of the paralytic and restored him to bodily health,
has willed that his Church continue, in the power of the Holy
Spirit, His work of healing and salvation, even among her own
members. This is the purpose of the two sacraments of healing:
the sacrament of Penance and the sacrament of 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." (Catechism
of the Catholic Church, 1420-21, 1499)