Anointing of the sick

This sacrament is reserved for Catholics who are ill and in danger of dying.  The priest will anoint the sick in order to:

  • Unite the sick person to the passion of Christ, for his own good and that of the whole Church;
  • Give the sick person strength, peace, and courage to endure in a Christian manner the sufferings of illness or old age;
  • Give forgiveness of sins, if the sick person was not able to obtain it through the sacrament of penance;
  • Pray for the restoration of health, if it is conducive to the salvation of his soul;
  • Prepare the person for passing over to eternal life

Please contact your parish priest at 651-437-7498 if you or a loved one is in need of this sacrament.