The Sacrament of 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.” CCC 1514. The purpose of this special sacrament is to comfort and strengthen the souls of the sick and suffering.
The Archbishop recommends those who are elderly or homebound are advised to make regular confession and receive the sacrament of the sick at least once a year, especially when there is the annual mass for the anointing of the sick held in their parish.
“Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer of faith will save the one who is
sick, and the Lord will raise him up.” James 5:14-15
Mass for the Sick & Aged will be held on 22 August 2018, 10.30am.
Love & Kindness
Do not think that love in order to be genuine has to be extraordinary. What we need is to love without getting tired. Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.
Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless. – St. Teresa of Calcutta