Jesus showed great concern for the bodily and spiritual welfare of the sick and commanded his followers to do likewise. Since then the church has continued to celebrate the sacrament of the sick for its members who are ill, so that Christ, himself, might strengthen the faithful who are afflicted by illness, giving them a strong means of support.

The reception of this sacrament is for baptized Catholics who are seriously ill; those about to undergo surgery; elderly people notably weakened by age; those suffering chronic disease; and those dealing with mental or spiritual illness. Children may receive if they have sufficient use of reason to be strengthened by the sacrament.

Please note: Father Tri will celebrate the anointing of the sick after all Masses on the first weekend of each month throughout the liturgical year.