Anointing of the Sick

The Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick is a special opportunity for the Lord's healing power to touch those who are experiencing an illness or the aging process. Any person afflicted with an illness or aware of the limitations inherent in aging is eligible for the sacrament. This includes the elderly, those anticipating major surgery, post-surgical patients, those suffering with long-term disability, heart and stroke patients, as well as those experiencing emotional or physical stress.

"The Apostolic Constitution Sacram unctionem infirmorum, following upon the Second Vatican Council, established that henceforth, in the Roman Rite, the following be observed:

"The sacrament of Anointing of the Sick is given to those who are seriously ill by anointing them on the forehead and hands with duly blessed oil—pressed from olives or from other plants—saying, only once: '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."
from Catechism of the Catholic Church, paragraph 1513

Anytime a person is facing a serious illness, surgery or hospitalization, it is proper to receive the Sacrament of the Sick. Please contact a priest. Should you, or someone you know, be unable to attend Mass because of illness, arrangements can be made to have communion administered in the home by a Communion for the Sick minister.

Please contact:

Office:   403.455.0196
Fr. Marius Sztuk, SDS:   403.992.2313

Prayer for the Sick 

 

Father of goodness and love, hear our prayers for the sick members of our community and for all who are in need. Amid mental and physical suffering may they find consolation in your healing presence. Show your mercy as you close wounds, cure illness, make broken bodies whole and free downcast spirits. May these special people find lasting health and deliverance, and so join us in thanking you for all your gifts. We ask this through the Lord Jesus who healed those who believed. Amen.
Prayer for the Sick