Anointing of the Sick and Viaticum
Anointing of the Sick is the Sacrament for the living.
Viaticum is the Catholic Rite for the dying.
Anointing of the Sick - Who receives the Sacrament of the Sick? The ritual for the Anointing of the Sick says: “Those of the faithful whose health is seriously impaired by sickness or old age receive this sacrament.” Sickness can be of body, mind or spirit. The person is prayed over by the laying on of hands and anointing with oil.
If you would like to receive the sacrament at home or in the hospital, contact Fr. Kevin.
Also, the sacrament is celebrated the first Wednesday of every month during the 9:30 am Mass.
Viaticum - There is no such thing as “T h e L a s t R i g h t s.” A seriously ill person receives the Sacrament of the Sick in the hope that he or she will recover. A dying person is given Viaticum/the Eucharist - the Body of Christ - to accompany and journey with on the safe passage from this life to new life in Heaven. If someone is gravely ill and would like to receive Viaticum, contact Fr. Kevin or the parish office.