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Anointing Of The Sick

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. A sacrament is an outward sign established by Jesus Christ to confer inward grace. In more basic terms, it is a rite that is performed to convey God’s grace to the recipient, through the power of the Holy Spirit

"Is any among you sick? Let him call for the 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"
(Jas 5:14-15)

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Anointing Of The Sick 

Every first Friday of the month at the morning Mass one of our Priests administers this sacrament to those who needed or upon request.

CATECHISM OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH - 1499

"By the sacred anointing of the sick and the prayer of the priests the whole Church commends those who are ill to the suffering and glorified Lord, that he may raise them up and save them. And indeed she exhorts them to contribute to the good of the People of God by freely uniting themselves to the Passion and death of Christ." 
CCC 1499 by USCCB.org

CANON LAW 998 - TITLE V: ANOINTING OF THE SICK

"The anointing of the sick, by which the Church commends to the suffering and glorified Lord the faithful who are dangerously ill so that he may support and save them, is conferred by anointing them with oil and pronouncing the words prescribed in the liturgical books."

CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Extreme Unction

"A sacrament of the New Law instituted by Christ to give spiritual aid and comfort and perfect spiritual health, including, if need be, the remission of sins, and also, conditionally, to restore bodily health, to Christians who are seriously ill; it consists essentially in the unction by a priest of the body of the sick person, accompanied by a suitable form of words."

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