When a Catholic is very sick, the Priest anoints the person with oil in a special ritual of healing called Anointing of the Sick. The Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick is administered both to the dying and to those who are gravely ill or are about to undergo a serious operation, for the recovery of their health and for spiritual strength. It is a ritual of healing for physical, mental and spiritual sickness.
It is administered by anointing with blessed oil accompanied by prayer. Only a Priest can validly administer it and can be received by any baptised person who is gravely sick or close to death.
For more information please contact the Parish Office.