Anointing of the Sick
"The sacrament of Anointing of the Sick has as its purpose the conferral of a special grace on the Christian experiencing the difficulties inherent in the condition of grave illness or old age."
"This assistance from the Lord by the power of his Spirit is meant to lead the sick person to healing of the soul, but also of the body if such is God's will. 68Furthermore, 'if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven.'" 69 Catechism, 1527,1520
The Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick is one of healing sacraments of the Church and is not meant only for those who are at the point of death. "Hence as soon as anyone of the faithful begins to be in danger of death from sickness or old age, the fitting time to receive this sacrament has certainly already arrived.: (CCC 1514). An illness of a serious nature is sufficient reason for the Sacrament. Additionally, impending surgery or when suffering from the frailty of old age are also appropriate reasons to request or celebrate this Sacrament. Sick children, too, may be anointed if they have sufficient reason and understanding to be comforted by it.
Please contact the Parish Office (228)-896-6059 to schedule an appointment.
Emergency Requests for the Sacrament of the Sick
Emergency requests for the Sacrament of the Sick should be made by calling the Emergency Line (for religious emergencies only) at (228)-563-0866.
Prayers for the Sick and Deceased
Parishioners who are hospitalized or ill, or a member of the infirm parishioner's family, may call to request inclusion on the prayer list. To be added to the Prayer List in the Parish Bulletin, please contact the Parish Office. In addition, a family member may request a recently deceased loved one's name be added to the Prayers of the Faithful. To add a name to the Prayers of the Faithful, please call the Parish Office at (228)-896-6059.
In the Hospital?
Because of HIPAA Privacy regulations, hospitals can no longer contact the parish regarding your hospitalization. It is the responsibility of you or a family member to notify our parish. We desire to offer whatever spiritual support we can. Please contact the Parish Office at (228)-896-6059