Mass for the Anointing of the Sick
Our morning mass on 26 June was slightly different. That morning, we celebrated our annual Mass for the Anointing of the Sick. The celebrant was 80-year-old, Father Paul Staes (CICM, Scheut Missions).
The purpose of this special sacrament is to comfort and strengthen the souls of the sick and suffering. Parishioners receiving this grace were anointed by the priests on the foreheads and hands with oil. There was also a prayer to all caregivers, who work tirelessly to look after the sick.