The First Saturday of each month after the 5pm Mass is reserved for the sacrament of Anointing. Also, an appointment to receive the Sacrament of Anointing can be made by calling the Assumption Parish office.
Sacrament of Healing
The Sacrament of Anointing has been expanded, in recent times, to all who are gravely ill or are about to undergo a serious operation. The Church also stresses a secondary effect of the sacrament: to help a person recover his health.
The essential rite of the sacrament consists in the priest laying hands on the sick, anointing him with blessed oil and praying: “Through this holy anointing may the Lord in his love and mercy help you with the grace of the Holy Spirit. May the Lord who frees you from sin save you and raise you up.”
The Sacrament of Anointing has numerous effects, which are all supernatural graces:
• The fortitude to resist temptation in the face of sickness and death, when he is weakest.
• A union with the Passion of Christ, which makes his suffering holy.
• The grace to prepare for death, so that he may meet God in hope rather than in fear.
• If unable to receive the Sacrament of Confession, Anointing also provides forgiveness of sins.
• Anointing will aid in the salvation of his soul, and may restore health.