Anointing of the Sick
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 who are near death, but may be administered to anyone undergoing a long illness or infirmity, or anyone preparing for medical treatments or surgical procedures.
To request individual Anointing, please call (910) 398-6509.