Anointing of the Sick is the sacrament that is administered to bring spiritual and even physical strength during an illness, and is often received when death may be imminent. The effects of the sacrament include a special grace of healing and comfort to the Christian suffering the infirmities and the forgiveness of the person’s sins.
Anointing takes place on the fourth Thursday of the month during 9:00 a.m. Mass in the Chapel.
The Rite of Anointing tells us there is no need to wait until a person is at the point of death to receive the Sacrament. A careful judgment about the serious nature of the illness is sufficient. The Sacrament may be repeated if the sick person recovers after the anointing but becomes ill once again, or if, during the same illness, the person’s condition becomes more serious. A person should be anointed before surgery when a dangerous illness is the reason for the intervention.
Request an Anointing
After Mass or At Home
To receive the Anointing of the Sick after any Mass or at home, please contact the parish office at 952-890-0045 to alert the priests of your desire to receive this beautiful sacrament.
At the Hospital
In most cases, ask your nurse to page the on-call Priest Chaplain. Almost all Twin Cities hospitals have a priest chaplain assigned to the hospital to provide spiritual case and meet the sacramental needs of patients.
If it is urgent that the anointing of the sick be received, please call 952-890-0045.