Anointing of the Sick


The apostolic Church has its own rite for the sick, attested to by St. James: “Is any among you sick? Let him call for the elders [presbyters] 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.” Tradition has recognized in this rite one of the seven sacraments. (Catechism of the Catholic Church 1510)

This sacred anointing of the sick was instituted by Christ our Lord as a true and proper sacrament of the New Testament. It is alluded to indeed by Mark but is recommended to the faithful and promulgated by James the apostle and brother of the Lord. (Catechism of the Catholic Church 1511)



Caring for those Suffering Illness


The apostolic Church has its own rite for the sick, attested to by St. James: “Is any among you sick? Let him call for the elders [presbyters] 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.” Tradition has recognized in this rite one of the seven sacraments. (Catechism of the Catholic Church 1510)

This sacred anointing of the sick was instituted by Christ our Lord as a true and proper sacrament of the New Testament. It is alluded to indeed by Mark, but is recommended to the faithful and promulgated by James the apostle and brother of the Lord. (Catechism of the Catholic Church 1511)

The anointing of the sick is administered to bring spiritual and even physical strength during an illness, especially near the time of death. It is most likely one of the last sacraments one will receive.

The Parish holds a monthly mass of Healing.  Please check the bulletin or contact the Parish Office for more information.

Please call or email the Parish Office, to arrange for Father Tadeusz to visit and administer the Sacrament.  In case of emergency, phone Father directly on the mobile number which is on the Parish answering machine message. 



Funerals


Because of Christ, Christian death has a positive meaning: “For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.” “The saying is sure: if we have died with him, we will also live with him. What is essentially new about Christian death is this: through Baptism, the Christian has already “died with Christsacramentally, in order to live a new life; and if we die in Christ‘s grace, physical death completes this “dying with Christ” and so completes our incorporation into him in his redeeming act. (Catechism of the Catholic Church 1010)

Death is a passage from this life to the new life promised by Christ. This passage is to be experienced in the light of the Resurrection.  In faith and commitment to Christ and His Church, we believe and hope that one day we will all be gathered together by God, the Father, to dwell in God’s presence for all eternity.



Last Rites


While it is difficult time for a family, please call the Parish Office to arrange for Father to administer Last Rites to your loved one.



When a Loved One Dies


At the time of death, please have a family member call the Parish Office so that the parish community may pray with you for the family and the deceased. We will work with you and the funeral home to plan the services and schedule the priest.

Please Contact our Parish Office for more details or to arrange a funeral with the Parish Priest.