Anointing of the Sick
The Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick is administered to bring spiritual and physical strength during a serious illness, as well as near the time of death. This Sacrament offers peace and courage to overcome the difficulties that are associated with disease, illness or dying.
People of all ages can avail themselves of the grace of this sacrament. Anointing of the Sick is encouraged for anyone that is in danger of death from sickness or old age and also immediately before serious surgery, and the Church stresses a secondary effect of the sacrament: to help a person recover his health. Those suffering from severe mental disorders are also encouraged to seek the peace of Christ in the Anointing. This Sacrament can be repeatedly administered to a person if his/her condition becomes worse, or a new serious condition develops, and is recommended for the elderly as they become more frail.
If you or someone you love wishes or needs to receive the Anointing of the Sick, please contact one of the parish priests at our parish office at 708-799-5400.
Call the Pastoral Care Office to arrange for a hospital visit or for communion to the sick or homebound call the parish office. In an emergency call the rectory at any time at 708-799-5400.