Did you know that the sacrament of Anointing is not reserved solely for the dying? Jesus came to heal the whole person - body, mind, and soul.
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.
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. But even if there is no physical healing, the primary effect of the Sacrament is a spiritual healing by which the sick person receives the Holy Spirit's gift of peace and courage to deal with the difficulties that accompany illness or the frailty of old age. (-the United States Catechism for Adults )
It can be received as often as needed, and is for all those suffering physically, mentally, or spiritually.
All those in need are invited to join us for this special monthly Healing Mass, where Anointing will take place during the Mass. If you know of anyone who may benefit, please invite them. All are welcome!