Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick

The Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick has as its end the conferral of a special
grace on people experiencing a grave illness or old age. The Church exhorts the
Christian who is ill to unite with the Passion and Death of Christ. (CCC 1511, 1499,

The Sacrament of the Sick may be received by any Catholic who is facing a serious
illness or is of advanced years. Individuals who are planning to enter the hospital are
particularly encouraged to receive the sacrament before their admission by calling the
parish office to arrange for an appointment with the pastor. The pastor will visit those
who are in the hospital, nursing home, or confined to their own home. Please notify the
parish office whenever someone enters the hospital or desires a pastoral visit.