Anointing of the Sick is one out of the two Sacraments of Healing that were instituted by Christ to strengthen us in our physical and spiritual state of suffering.
In a unique way, this Sacrament unites those who are suffering with the sufferings of Jesus, who also experienced much suffering during His earthly mission. This profound experience sometimes brings physical healing to those who are gravely ill, impaired by old age or have serious operations.
By celebrating this Sacrament, the Church, in the communion of saints, intercedes for the benefit of the sick person, and he, for His part, though the grace of this Sacrament, contributes to the sanctification of the Church and to the good of all men for whom the Church suffers and offers herself through Christ to God the Father. (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1522). Anointing of the sick is celebrated once a month in our parish and in the various Nursing Homes with the parish.