Anointing of the Sick

"'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.'"

From Catechism of the Catholic Church, Paragraph 1499, Retrieved from

Who is the sacrament intended for?

Baptized Catholics who are facing a serious medical condition can recieve the sacrament.

When should I receive the sacrament?

Whenever someone detects that they are experiencing a medical condition which could lead to their passing away should inquire about receiving the sacrament. If you believe that you might be a candidate to receive the sacrament, it is best to contact the parish office in order to acquire about your individual situation.

How can I learn more about the sacrament?

The following links provide more information about the sacrament.

Catechism of the Catholic Church

Extreme Unction by Patrick Toner in The Catholic Encyclopedia via New Advent

"Anointing of the Sick prepares us for the transition to our heavenly homeland" - Bishop Robert Barron