Anointing of the Sick

The future is in your hearts and in your hands. God is entrusting to you the task, at once difficult and uplifting, of working with Him in the building of the civilization of love.

-Pope Saint John Paul II

How do I receive this Sacrament?

If you or someone you know would like to receive Anointing of the Sick or the Last Rites, please call 817-431-3857

Who can receive Anointing of the Sick?

There is no need to wait until a person is at the point of death to receive this Sacrament. A careful judgment about the serious nature of the illness is sufficient. The Sacrament may be repeated if the sick person recovers after the anointing but becomes ill once again, or if, during the same illness, the person’s condition becomes more serious. A person should be anointed before surgery when a dangerous illness is the reason for the intervention (cf. Rite of Anointing, Introduction, nos. 8-10).

Moreover, “the elderly may be anointed if they are in weak condition even though no dangerous illness is present. Sick children may be anointed if they have sufficient use of reason to be comforted by this sacrament.

The faithful should be encouraged to ask for the anointing, and, as soon as the time for the anointing comes, to receive it with faith and devotion, not misusing the sacrament by putting it off” (Rite of Anointing, nos. 11, 12, 13).

Visitation and Pastoral Care

Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion to the Sick and Homebound (M.O.T.S) Ministry Of the Sick

These ministers assist with the distribution of Holy Communion to those who are unable to attend mass due to infirmity or inability to physically attend Mass. All M.O.T.S. ministers bring the Most Holy Eucharist to our parishioners each week, visit with them and build a friendship in Christ.