ANOINTING OF THE SICK
Properly called, “The Sacrament of Healing,” Anointing of the Sick is a sacrament ministered by the Church to those who are ill, infirmed, or those anticipating or recovering from surgery to give comfort, peace, and courage to the person suffering. “By the sacred anointing of the sick and the prayer of the priests, the whole Church commends those who are ill to the suffering and glorified Lord, that he may raise them up and save them.” Catechism of the Catholic Church
The Sheboygan North Catholic Parishes offer this Sacrament to all members of the parish and its celebration can be easily arranged:
- When you are attending Mass, and, e.g., are anticipating surgery, simply ask one of the priests to celebrate the Sacrament with you.
- If unable to be present at the church and you or someone in your family is in urgent need of this Sacrament, please call the Parish Office to arrange for a visit from one of our priests.
In the event of a loved one actively dying, the priest will celebrate “Last Rites,” which consist of the Sacraments of Reconciliation, Anointing of the Sick, and Holy Communion. Clearly the patient’s medical condition may alter or limit the way any one of the Sacraments can be celebrated.
EXPLANATION OF ANOINTING OF THE SICK
Watch a quick video about the Anointing of the Sick.
When a loved one passes away, your funeral home will be in touch with our parishes to set a date, time and place. Our parish funeral coordinators will be assigned to your needs, and they will get in touch with you to provide and pick out readings, music and other details. If you have any questions, contact Mary Petrie at 458-7721 or [email protected]