Anointing of the Sick

This sacrament of peace and healing is available any time on request. Please contact Fr Peter through the parish office.

 

Following the renewal of the Second Vatican Council this sacrament is no longer called “Extreme Unction” or “the last rites.” It is the sacrament of anointing of the sick and is available to anyone who has a serious illness or is advanced in years.

It can be celebrated by the same person a number of times in life when they become seriously ill, or when the illness becomes even more serious, or when they are facing serious operations, etc.

On the First Friday of every second month (Feb, Apr, June, Aug, Oct, and Dec) there is a special “Healing” Mass at 10.15 am in the parish church when the sacrament is celebrated within the Mass for all who are sick or advanced in years. It is a popular event for many in our parish and beyond.

Anointing of the Sick
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