The Gospels relate many stories of the sick coming to Jesus for healing. Besides laying His hands on them in prayer, our Lord also made use of clay, spittle, and water to impart healing power. On other occasions, the simple act of touching His garments brought health and wholeness. In the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick, Christ continues His ministry of spiritual and physical healing. The Apostle James writes, “Is there anyone sick among you? Let him send for the priests of the Church and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord. The prayer of faith will save the sick person and the Lord will raise him up. If he has committed any sins, they will be forgiven him”.(James 5:14-15)
When is it Available?
The Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick is available at any time for the dying. A Priest can be contacted at the rectory at 718-326-1911.
Parishioners scheduled for serious surgery or with serious illnesses are asked to call the rectory during regular office hours to schedule a time for a visit with a priest.