Anointing of the Sick

“Is anyone among you sick? Let them send for the priests of the Church, and they will pray over them, and anoint them with oil in the name of the Lord Jesus” (James 5:14)

Illness and suffering are especially difficult aspects of daily living. Christ’s own compassion for the sick is beautifully seen in the Anointing of the Sick. Administered by the priest through the laying on of hands and anointing with sacred oil blessed by the bishop, Holy Anointing is made readily available to those who are seriously ill, chronically ill and facing surgery.

Unfortunately with the Hippa regulations, we do not always find out that someone is/was in the hospital until after they had gone home.  If you are scheduled for surgery or the unexpected arises, please call Fr. Chris at (419) 465-4142 so that he may share the Anointing of the Sick with you or your loved ones.  You can also tell Fr. Chris after Mass and he can anoint you then as well.