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Anointing of the Sick 

 

Through this sacrament, the whole church commends those who are ill to the Lord, that he may raise them up and save them. The sacrament is available to those whose physical, emotional, or psychological health is impaired in some way.  By this sacrament, those who suffer are united to the Passion and death of Christ. The Lord himself showed great concern for the sick and commanded his followers to do likewise.

Through this sacrament, Christ strengthens the faithful who are afflicted by illness, providing them with the strongest means of support.

A Communal Rite of anointing takes place in a Mass scheduled once a year, where the sacrament is offered to those in need.  However, anyone may call the Parish Office at 724-437-4441 to request this sacrament for themselves, a loved one or a friend.