Anointing of the Sick is usually scheduled for the fourth Wednesday of each month. Please see the dates below:
Wednesday, December 28, 2016 after the 8:30 AM Mass
The anointing of the sick is administered to bring spiritual and even physical strength during an illness, especially near the time of death. It is most likely one of the last sacraments one will receive. A sacrament is an outward sign established by Jesus Christ to confer inward grace. In more basic terms, it is a rite that is performed to convey God’s grace to the recipient, through the power of the Holy Spirit.
Catholic Answers, “Anointing of the Sick” (San Diego: Catholic Answers, 2004) http://www.catholic.com/library/Anointing_of_the_Sick.asp
Please contact the Parish Office (298-7553 / 298-9636) as soon as possible when there is a death in the family in order to make arrangements and plan the Mass. If the Parish Office is closed, please contact Dr. Jane Smith (688-2488).
Funeral Masses take place at the 8:30 AM Morning Mass (Monday through Friday).
Rosaries are usually held at the mortuary the evening before the Mass, but may be recited immediately prior to the Mass. The Marianites, one of our parish groups that ministers to the homebound, lead the rosary.
Interments are arranged through the mortuary. Clergy from the parish preside at the graveside service.
A small reception for family and friends can be provided by the parish following the Mass.
FUNERAL PLANNING GUIDE