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Anointing of the Sick

Contacts & Resources

“Is anyone among you sick? He should summon the presbyters of the church, and they should pray over him and anoint him with oil in the name of the Lord.”

James 5:14

If you or a loved one is in need of or has requested the Anointing of the Sick, please call the Parish Office:

 

Mon-Fri 9:00AM-5:00PM: 910-347-4196

Weekends & After Hours: 910-581-3101

If you or a loved one is hospitalized and would like a visitation from a priest or Eucharistic Minister, please call the parish office to make arrangements.

To Strengthen Those Being Tried By Illness...

 

"The Anointing of the Sick '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 arrived.'

"If a sick person who received this 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 fitting to receive the Anointing of the Sick just prior to a serious operation. The same holds true for the elderly whose frailty becomes more pronounced." (Catechism of the Catholic Church 1514-15)

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