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.
— CCC 1499

Who should receive the Anointing of the Sick?

The Anointing of the Sick is not only for those who are at the point of death. As soon as anyone begins to be in danger from sickness or old age, that is the time to receive this sacrament. If the person regains their health they can, should they become seriously ill again, receive this sacrament again. If during the same illness the person's condition becomes more serious, the sacrament may be repeated. It is also proper for the sacrament to be received just prior to surgery. It is not necessary to wait to Anoint when someone is seriously ill.

If you or your loved one becomes seriously ill or is scheduled for surgery, call the Parish Office to schedule an anointing.


PASTORAL CARE

Please notify the Parish Office if you or a loved one is admitted to the hospital, rehab center, nursing home, or are home-bound. Health care facilities do not always let us know if you or a loved one are admitted.  If you would like the Pastoral Staff to bring the Eucharist to you at home, please call the Parish Office to make arrangements.

Come to me, all you that labour, and are burdened, and I will refresh you.
— Matthew 11:28

Baptism & Chrismation

You must be a registered and active member of the parish. Please inform the Church three (3) weeks in advance of the date you desire to have your child Baptized and Chrismated. If you have any questions, please make an appointment.


Marriage

Allow a MINIMUM of six month for all necessary preparations including premarriage sessions. The Code of Canons for the Oriental Churches (CCEO) make this time frame an absolute necessity. Exceptions will be made only for extreme, valid reasons.

The couple to be married should contact the Church prior to making any other arrangments.