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ANOINTING OF THE SICK

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"They drove out many demons, and they anointed with oil many who were sick and cured them."
Mark 6:13

HOMEBOUND MINISTRY

Visiting the sick is one of the Corporal Works of Mercy. Our priests frequently visit Catholic patients in hospitals to administer the Anointing of the Sick and attend to a person in imminent danger of death, who needs the Sacraments. Deacons and Extraordinary Ministers of the Holy Eucharist assist in a most special way by bringing Holy Communion to the sick and homebound of our parish. In addition, our priests will also make themselves available to hear Confessions. If you would like to schedule a visit for yourself or someone you know, kindly reach out to the parish office or email Deacon Paul Sparrow:

paul.s@avemariaparish.org

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It is prudent to receive the Anointing of the Sick when suffering from the effects of old age, prior to serious operations or whenever there is danger of death.

In the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick, the priest prays and anoints the sick person with blessed oil which brings the forgiveness of sins and can facilitate physical healing (cf. James 5:14-15).

Those who are in need of this Sacrament should contact the parish office at 239-261-5555.

You can also email Deacon Paul Sparrow: paul.s@avemariaparish.org 

 

Please do not wait until death is imminent since a priest may not be immediately available.

In case of medical emergencies outside of office hours, please call the parish office and follow the instructions given for after-hours emergencies by pressing "9" to page the priest on call.

Most hospitals have a Catholic chaplain on call. You may ask the hospital staff to assist you in contacting a priest through their chaplain's office.

Catholic Productions presents: "Dr. Brant Pitre - The Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick"
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If I should become sick and unable to work, then I shall be like the Lord on the Cross. He will have mercy on me and help me, I am sure.

Saint Kateri Tekakwitha

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