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Anointing of the Sick

Sacramental Life

“Is anyone among you sick? Then he must call for the elders of the church

and they are to pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord”


— James 5:14

Celebrating Anointing of the Sick

The Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick represents union with the passion of Christ in the midst of a person’s illness. ​ This sacrament’s purpose is: "The uniting of the sick person to the passion of Christ, for his own good and that of the whole Church; The strengthening, peace, and courage to endure in a Christian manner the sufferings of illness or old age; The forgiveness of sins, if the sick person was not able to obtain it through the sacrament of penance; The restoration of health, if it is conducive to the salvation of his soul; The preparation for passing over to eternal life.

If you or someone you know is in need of this sacramental Anointing, please contact the Parish Center at (570) 586-1741.

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