Care for the Sick & Homebound

married-65-years-larry-landolfiThe primary sacrament for the healing of the sick is the Holy Eucharist. Parishioners who are unable to come to Mass can arrange to have the Holy Communion brought to them at home. Please call the parish office (587-5185) to arrange for such a visit.

Parishioners who are unable to take part in the activities of daily living because of illness or age, or are facing major surgery, should receive the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick. This sacrament is administered each Saturday at the 8am Mass. If a person is unable to come to that Mass, the sacrament may be administered at other times according to need. Please call the parish office to make arrangements. Anointing of the Sick is not repeated unless the person’s condition worsens significantly. For chronic disability or illness, it may be repeated twice a year.

The sacraments should not be delayed when a person is terminally ill. They are most helpful if the person is conscious and alert, especially so that she or he may receive the sacrament for the dying, which is the Holy Communion. Anointing of the Sick should not be delayed until death is imminent.

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