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

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).

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

Those who are in need of this Sacrament should contact the parish office and speak with our parish secretary, Stephanie Pointz, at 239-261-5555 to make arrangements. 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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O Jesus, have pity on me. May Your most holy will be done in all things. 

Saint Gemma