ANOINTING OF THE SICK

RECEPTION OF THE SACRAMENT OF THE ANOINTING OF THE SICK 

Reception of the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick has as it effects: the uniting of

the sick person to the passion of Christ, the strengthening, peace, and courage to

endue in a Christian manner the sufferings of illness or old age; the forgiveness of sins,

if the sick person was not able to obtain it through the Sacrament of Reconciliation, the

restoration of health, if it is conducive to the salvation of his soul; and the preparation for

passing over to eternal life. (CCC 1514).

The Anointing of the sick is not just for those who are at the point of death. Hence as

soon as anyone of the faithful begins to be in danger of death from sickness or old age,

it is a fitting time for him to receive this Sacrament.

This sacrament must be administered by a priest. If the person wanting anointing is

hospitalized, please request that a priest assigned to that hospital by the Diocese visit

and anoint the patient.

If you  or a family member wish to receive the Anointing of the Sick please call Immaculate

Conception church office at 808-681-3701.

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