Anointing of the Sick

 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 already 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 for the elderly whose frailty becomes more pronounced.  “…let him call for the presbyters of the Church” –Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1514-1515

 

The above quote from the Catachism pretty much explains the Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick.  To request an Anointing call the rectory at 262-334-3038 and ask for a priest.

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