The Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick
When we read the Gospels, it is clear to see that Jesus spent much of his time with those who were sick or unwell, through his life and his love he healed many. The Sacrament of the Sick is a healing sacrament. It is available to us when we are seriously ill, advanced in age or when anxiety or worry may overtake us.
We read in the Letter of St James “anyone of you who is ill should send for the elders of the church, and they must anoint the sick person with oil in the name of the Lord and pray over them. The prayer of faith will save the sick person and the Lord will raise them up again; and if they have committed any sins they will be forgiven” (James 5:14-15)
The Final Blessing
The final blessing which we give following the reception of the anointing of the sick is:
May God the Father bless you.
May God the Son heal you.
May God the Holy Spirit enlighten you.
May God protect you from harm and grant you salvation.
May he shine on your heart and lead you to eternal life.
The Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick Arrangements
In the Parish, each year in the month of June, we celebrate a communal celebration of The Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick.
On the world day of the Sick, The Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes on the 11th February, we celebrate the Blessing of the Hands at this Mass, we acknowledge those who love and care for our Sick.
However should anyone wish to receive the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick please contact the Priest through The Parish Office.
Every month the Priest visits the Sick & House bound of the Parish. Please contact the Parish office to make arrangements for you or a loved one to be visited by the Priest.
If a loved on is in hospital or nursing care and would like one of the Priests in the parish to call, again please contact the Parish Office to make arrangements.