Anointing of the Sick

According to the Catechism of the Catholic Church (nos. 1514 and 1515), the Sacrament of Anointing is "is not a Sacrament for those only who are at the point of death. Hence, as soon as anyone of the faithful begins to be in danger of death from sickness or old age, the fitting time for him to receive this Sacrament has certainly already arrived." If a sick person who received the Anointing recovers his health, he can in the case of another grave illness receive this Sacrament again. If during the same illness the person's condition becomes more serious, the Sacrament may be repeated.

It is also fitting to receive the Anointing of the Sick just prior to surgery. The same holds for the elderly whose frailty becomes more pronounced. Read more about it here.

If you wish to have a someone Anointed, please contact the Parish Office. In cases of emergency, please call 780.853.4745.

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