anoiting of the sick
The Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick, often referred to as Extreme Unction or Last Rites, is a ritual of healing appropriate not only for those in immediate danger of death but also for those suffering from physical, mental, or spiritual sickness. When a priest confers this Sacrament, the individual receives from the Holy Spirit the Graces of strengthening, peace, and courage to overcome the difficulties that go with the condition of serious illness or the frailty of old age. Also, the Sacrament formally unites the suffering of the individual with that of Christ’s Passion and confers a Grace that contributes to the sanctification of the whole Church.
Anointing of the Sick for the dying
While a priest will always do everything in his power to come, if you have a loved one who is actively dying, please do not wait until the last moment to call for Anointing. We want to ensure that there is adequate time for your loved one to receive the sacrament. Call the parish office at 815-398-0853 to request an anointing.
Schedule a time to receive Anointing of the Sick
If you or a loved one would like to receive the sacrament due to ongoing illness or upcoming surgery, call the parish office at 815-398-0853 to schedule.