ANOINTING OF THE SICK
Father Bill routinely offers this Sacrament the first weekend of each month after the Masses. This is a sacrament of healing. Before surgery, during an extended illness or in extreme cases, do not hesitate to call on the priest to offer the prayers of the Church. There are oils in the Sacristy so the priest can also do anointing during confession times. Please advise us of anyone from your family who is hospitalized, sick or homebound so that we might keep them in prayer and visit them. Hospitals are required to observe confidentiality and privacy laws and no longer inform parishes of admissions of parishioners. Either the patient or a family member may notify the rectory so a priest can visit. It is recommended that Catholics over the age of 70 receive this Sacrament at least yearly.