Is anyone among you sick? He should summon the presbyters of the church,
and they should pray over him and anoint [him] with oil in the name of the Lord
In the Church's Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick, through the ministry of the priest, it is Jesus who touches the sick to heal them from sin – and sometimes even from physical ailment.
The Rite of Anointing tells us there is no need to wait until a person is at the point of death to receive the Sacrament. A careful judgment about the serious nature of the illness is sufficient.
Jesus showed compassion toward the sick and suffering. The sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick extends God’s grace of spiritual strength, peace, and courage to overcome the difficulties that go with facing a serious health challenge or advanced age.
Anointing of the Sick: Joined to Christ, Witnesses of Hope and Healing (English) (en spanol)
Video: Anointing of the Sick (who it’s for) by Busted Halo
If you are in need of a priest’s assistance for a sacramental emergency please call the office at 770-382-4549 ext. 2 during office hours or please call 770-885-7705 after hours or on the weekend.