What is the Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick?

Mission Lab

The Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick is administered to anyone who is seriously ill and to those who are in danger of death due to old age. Jesus showed great love and compassion toward the sick and suffering. “Now when the sun was setting, all those who had any that were sick with various diseases brought them to …

When is the Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick best received?

Mission Lab

This Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick is best received as soon as possible when there is danger of death from sickness or old age. This sacrament is for all who are seriously ill and not only for those near death. It is important to note that the sacrament can be repeated for persons who get well and become seriously …

What does the Church ask the Lord for by this anointing?

Mission Lab

By this anointing and by her prayers, the Church, through the ministry of her priests, asks the Lord to (1) alleviate the sufferings of the sick, (2) forgive their sins, and (3) grant them eternal life. 1. By this anointing and by her prayers, the Church, through the ministry of her priests, asks the Lord to alleviate the sufferings of …

What does the Church ask the sick to do?

Mission Lab

The Church asks the sick to help their fellow Christians by offering their sufferings in union with the sufferings and Death of Jesus Christ our Lord. The Anointing of the Sick prepares us for eternal life, if it is our time to die. It promotes the restoration to health, if it is God’s will that we serve Him still longer …