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Anointing of the Sick

“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. And indeed she exhorts them to contribute to the good of the People of God by freely uniting themselves to the Passion and death of Christ.” (CCC 1499)

GOD HEALS US IN MIND, BODY AND SPRIT

Anointing of the SickThis sacrament is intended to strengthen those being tried by illness. People who would benefit from reception of this sacrament include:

  • Those preparing for serious surgery
  • The elderly whose frailty has become seriously pronounced
  • Those who begin to be in danger of death from sickness or old age

If you are planning surgery, please arrange for anointing before admission to the hospital. Please contact the Parish Office at (717) 697-8716 for further information.

Saint Katharine Drexel