Anointing of the Sick

The Church believes and confesses that among the seven sacraments there is one especially intended to strengthen those who are being tried by illness, the Anointing of the Sick: This sacred anointing of the sick was instituted by Christ our Lord as a true and proper sacrament of the New Testament. It is alluded to indeed by Mark, but is recommended to the faithful and promulgated by James the apostle and brother of the Lord. From ancient times in the liturgical traditions of both East and West, we have testimonies to the practice of anointings of the sick with blessed oil. Over the centuries the Anointing of the Sick was conferred more and more exclusively on those at the point of death. Because of this it received the name “Extreme Unction.” Notwithstanding this evolution the liturgy has never failed to beg the Lord that the sick person may recover his health if it would be conducive to his salvation. – Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1511-1512.

If you are, or any parishioner you know of is sick, hospitalized or homebound and would like to receive Holy Communion, Anointing of the Sick or assistance at home please call the Rectory at 718-347-3707.


Upcoming Events

Nov
28
Sat
9:45 am Sunday Scripture Sharing
Sunday Scripture Sharing
Nov 28 @ 9:45 am – 10:45 am
Looking for a greater opportunity to explore and appreciate Sacred Scripture? Join us on Saturday mornings from 9:45-10:45 AM, under the chandelier of the Gathering Space as we spend time with the readings that will … Continue reading "Sunday Scripture Sharing"
1:00 pm Penance C
Penance C
Nov 28 @ 1:00 pm
The Sacrament of Penance is offered each Saturday at 1:00PM. and at other times by appointment with one of our priests.
Dec
5
Sat
9:45 am Sunday Scripture Sharing
Sunday Scripture Sharing
Dec 5 @ 9:45 am – 10:45 am
Looking for a greater opportunity to explore and appreciate Sacred Scripture? Join us on Saturday mornings from 9:45-10:45 AM, under the chandelier of the Gathering Space as we spend time with the readings that will … Continue reading "Sunday Scripture Sharing"
1:00 pm Penance C
Penance C
Dec 5 @ 1:00 pm
The Sacrament of Penance is offered each Saturday at 1:00PM. and at other times by appointment with one of our priests.
Dec
12
Sat
9:45 am Sunday Scripture Sharing
Sunday Scripture Sharing
Dec 12 @ 9:45 am – 10:45 am
Looking for a greater opportunity to explore and appreciate Sacred Scripture? Join us on Saturday mornings from 9:45-10:45 AM, under the chandelier of the Gathering Space as we spend time with the readings that will … Continue reading "Sunday Scripture Sharing"
1:00 pm Penance C
Penance C
Dec 12 @ 1:00 pm
The Sacrament of Penance is offered each Saturday at 1:00PM. and at other times by appointment with one of our priests.
Dec
19
Sat
9:45 am Sunday Scripture Sharing
Sunday Scripture Sharing
Dec 19 @ 9:45 am – 10:45 am
Looking for a greater opportunity to explore and appreciate Sacred Scripture? Join us on Saturday mornings from 9:45-10:45 AM, under the chandelier of the Gathering Space as we spend time with the readings that will … Continue reading "Sunday Scripture Sharing"