Anointing of the Sick
In the sacrament of the anointing of the sick, Christ uses the anointing and prayers of the priest to give comfort and strength to the soul and to the body of one seriously ill. We meet Christ here to receive his healing comfort, strength, and pardon. Anyone who is seriously ill, mentally or physically, may take part in it -- or a condition which is so serious as to demand surgery with a general anesthetic or even one who is weak from old age. Don't be afraid to call for the a priest to minister this sacrament at every serious change in your condition. If you have an emergency or serious illness, if you are sick and confined to your home or if you are entering the hospital or local nursing home, please notify the parish office at (319) 752-6733.