Anointing of the Sick
Sickness is not something anyone schedules into his or her life, so this healing work of Jesus is celebrated according to need. Some of our local hospitals have a priest on staff to provide sacramental care, but if needed, one of our priests will travel as necessary to a hospital, home, or care facility. It is first and foremost a sacrament of spiritual healing, and God-willing, physical healing. It should, therefore, not be postponed until someone is near death, and it may be repeated more than once if an illness worsens with time.
The "Last Rites" is older terminology for a bundle of Sacraments that may be received at the same time if the patient is near death but still conscious: Confession, Anointing of the Sick, and Communion for the Dying (also called Viaticum).
If you or someone you care for is in need of the Anointing of the Sick, please contact the Our Lady of the Falls Administration Office.