Any member of the faithful who is seriously ill because of sickness, accident, or advanced age may properly receive the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick. Anointing is not reserved only for those who are at the point of death, rather as soon as one of the faithful is nearing death due to the previously mentioned conditions, the fitting time to receive this sacrament has arrived. If during the same illness, the person’s condition worsens, the sacrament may be received again. If a sick person who has already received the Sacrament of the Anointing recovers health and experiences another grave illness, that person may receive this sacrament again. It is also fitting to receive the Sacrament of the Anointing just prior to a serious operation. The same holds true for the elderly whose frailty becomes more pronounced.
If a member of your family would like to receive the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick, please contact the Parish Office at 708-895-6700 or [email protected]