Our Sacramental Life

Anointing of the Sick

Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord.
-James 5:14
When the Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick is given, the hoped-for effect is that, if it be God’s will, the person be physically healed of illness.

In the Church’s Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick, through the ministry of the priest, it is Jesus who touches the sick to heal them from sin – and sometimes even from physical ailment. His cures were signs of the arrival of the Kingdom of God. The core message of his healing tells us of his plan to conquer sin and death by his dying and rising.

The Rite of Anointing tells us there is no need to wait until a person is at the point of death to receive the Sacrament. A careful judgment about the serious nature of the illness is sufficient.

Anointing of the Sick
Important Information

We will have an Anointing of the Sick during Holy Mass

on Saturday, February 3, 2024 at 2:30pm. Contact the parish office at (201) 438-2200 or email rcansmr@aol.com to register.

To arrange for an Anointing of the Sick, please contact the Parish Office at (201) 438-2200.

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