Anointing of the Sick

This is the beautiful and comforting prayer said at the anointing: “Through this holy anointing may the Lord in his love and mercy help you with the grace of the Holy Spirit. May the Lord who frees you from sin save you and raise you up.” The grace of this sacrament has as its effects: the uniting of the sick person to the passion of Christ, for his own good and that of the whole Church; the strengthening, peace and courage to endure in a Christian manner the sufferings of illness or old age; the forgiveness of sins if the sick person was not able to obtain it through the sacrament of Penance; the restoration of health, if it is conducive to the salvation of his or her soul; the preparation for passing over to eternal life.” (Catechism of the Catholic Church 1532)

If you or a family member desires an Anointing by one of the priests of the parish, please contact the parish office.

(703) 729-2287