Annointing of the Sick
Anointing of the Sick
The sacrament has changed since the second Vatican Council. It used to be called the sacrament of Extreme Unction and was administered only once in one's life, most often at death. Today the sacrament is given to those who are very ill and need the healing power of the sacrament. It is exciting because this sacrament lets the person know that the church community is in prayer for them and that God is there in our weakest moments.
Anointing of the Sick is celebrated at Mass twice a year at 6 month intervals, is for those weakened by age, with chronic ailment or in preparation for surgery. Also, privately upon request.
Please call the parish office to inform us of an illness or hospitalization of a parishioner or family member.
Privacy laws prohibit hospitals from releasing information to clergy about hospitalized church members without the specific consent and request of a patient or their immediate family. Please notify the parish office when a loved one is in the hospital giving us the name and room number.
Having surgery? Please contact one of our priests prior to your surgery so that anointing can be given at a time when you are less stressed. Call the parish office at 630-668-0918 ext. 600 and set a time before your surgery for anointing.