Anointing Of The Sick

To request an in-home or hospital visit, please call the parish office at (909) 591-7400 and press 8.

Anointing of the sick is administered to bring spiritual and even physical strength during an illness, especially near the time of death. The Rite of Anointing tells us there is no need to wait until a person is at the point of death to receive the Sacrament. A careful judgment about the serious nature of the illness is sufficient. The Sacrament may be repeated if the sick person recovers after the anointing but becomes ill once again, or if, during the same illness, the person’s condition becomes more serious. In more basic terms, it is a rite that is performed to convey God’s grace to the recipient, through the power of the Holy Spirit.