Saint Timothy Catholic Church

Anointing of the Sick

Anointing of the Sick

Anointing of the Sick is administered to bring spiritual and even physical strength during an illness, especially near the time of death. The anointing of the sick conveys several graces and imparts gifts of strengthening in the Holy Spirit against anxiety, discouragement, and temptation, and conveys peace and fortitude (CCC 1520). These graces flow from the atoning death of Jesus Christ, for that it might be fulfilled which was spoken through Isaiah the prophet, saying,

“He took our infirmities and bore our diseases” (Matt. 8:17)

Please contact one of our priests if you or a loved one desires this sacrament.