“Is any among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray
over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord; and the prayer of faith will
save the sick man, and the Lord will raise him up; and if he has committed sins, he
will be forgiven." (James 5:14-15)
When you are diagnosed with a life threatening illness, facing surgery, receiving chemo or radiation treatments, this is the time to ask for the Sacrament of the Sick. This anointing is to give strength and healing power to help us live with and cope with serious illness. It is not the sacrament of the dying. Viaticum (Eucharist) is actually the sacrament of the dying. Viaticum is when a priest or lay person visits the dying to pray with them, their family and caregivers and to bring them the Eucharist as food for the journey.
If you can get to church, you can receive the Sacrament of the sick either at mass or in the chapel after any weekend mass. If you are unable to get to church please call us at 508-668-4700 and we will arrange to visit you at home. Take advantage of this wonderful sacrament as an encounter with Jesus, the Healer.
Mass of Anointing