The anointing of the sick is administered to bring spiritual and even physical strength during an illness, especially near the time of death. As a Sacrament, it is a rite that is performed to convey God’s grace to the recipient, through the power of the Holy Spirit.
Parishioners who are seriously or critically ill, or having surgery, should contact Fr. Bob to request Anointing of the Sick. Also, you should feel free to request this sacrament of healing after any Mass. Fr. Bob will be happy to celebrate with you.
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