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."  
(Catechism of the Catholic Church #1499)

Please call the Parish Office at  407-695-3262  when family members are seriously ill or hospitalized and wish to receive the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick. 

Please Note: Privacy laws prohibit hospitals from releasing information to clergy about hospitalized church members without specific consent and request of a patient or their immediate family.

What is the Anointing  of the Sick?
The sacrament that helps unite those who are suffering with Jesus' saving and healing power is the Anointing of the Sick. Through this sacrament people receive forgiveness for their sins and comfort in their suffering; they are restored in spirit; and sometimes they even experience the return of physical health. Suffering is a part of life, but Jesus unites our suffering with his passion and death so that through our suffering we can participate in his saving and healing work. The sacrament also reminds us that God wants to give comfort to the suffering and wants us to relieve suffering where we can.

In the Rites of the Anointing of the Sick, the priest anoints the sick person on the forehead, saying, “Through this holy anointing may the Lord in his love and mercy help you with the grace of the Holy Spirit. Amen.” He also anoints the sick person on the hands, saying, “May the Lord who frees you from sin save you and raise you up. Amen.” The “raising” refers to spiritual healing, as well as any physical healing that may take place.

Helpful Links
Catechism of the Catholic Church
Prayers

Prayer For Renewed Strength
O Lord, my God,
Please give me the grace to

maintain my hope in you
through all of life’s changes
and to taste and see your goodness.
I praise you for the gifts you have

showered on me for so many years.
Help me find joy in a renewed
strength of spirit.

Please bless me with good health,
and inspire me to be a
good example to others.
For you are Lord, forever and ever.

Amen.

Anointing of the Sick (who it's for)