“Through this holy anointing, may the Lord in his love and mercy help you with the grace of the Holy Spirit. May the Lord who frees you from sin, save you, and raise you up.”

One of the seven sacraments, also known as the “sacrament of the dying,” administered by a priest to a baptized person who begins to be in danger of death because of illness or old age, through prayer and the anointing of the body with the oil of the sick. The proper effects of the sacrament include a special grace of healing and comfort to the Christian who is suffering the infirmities of serious illness or old age, and the forgiving of the person’s sins.

In more recent times, this sacrament has no longer been reserved for those in immediate danger of death, but may be administered to anyone undergoing a long illness or infirmity, or anyone preparing for serious medical treatments or surgical procedures.

To request individual Anointing, please contact the Pastoral Secretaries at (910) 398-6509 during office hours or, for after hour emergencies requiring the presence of a priest, please call (910) 399-1591 .