Anointing of the Sick

Is anyone among you sick? He should summon the presbyters of the church,
and they should pray over him and anoint (him) with oil in the name of the Lord,
and the prayer of faith will save the sick person, and the Lord will raise him up.
If he has committed any sins, he will be forgiven  (James 5: 14-15)


Any parishioner who is struggling with disease or illness, or for other causes needing healing,
should contact the parish for the sacrament  315.524.2611

We offer h ospital and in-home visits to our sick parishioners. Due to privacy laws, you must contact us if you or your loved one has been admitted to the hospital. The hospital does not notify us.

The anointing of the sick is administered to bring spiritual and even physical strength during an illness, especially near the time of death. It is most likely one of the last sacraments one will receive. A sacrament is an outward sign established by Jesus Christ to confer inward grace. In more basic terms, it is a rite that is performed to convey God’s grace to the recipient, through the power of the Holy Spirit. To receive this sacrament of the sick you do not need to be on the verge of dying. Anyone with a serious physical or mental illness, a drug or alcohol addiction, or pre-surgery may receive this sacrament.

 If you or a loved one is home-bound or in a nursing home and would like communion, please contact the Parish Office 315-524-2611. ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

                    Click on the links below for more information from resources offered by St. Anthony Messenger Press and Update Your Faith.

 When should someone receive the Anointing of the Sick?

“Anointing of the Sick: A Parish Sacrament”

“For Our Healing: The Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick”