The anointing of the sick is administered to bring spiritual and even physical strength during an illness, especially near the time of death. It is most likely one of the last sacraments one will receive. A sacrament is an outward sign established by Jesus Christ to confer inward grace. In more basic terms, it is a rite that is performed to convey God’s grace to the recipient, through the power of the Holy Spirit.
Communal Anointing of the Sick is celebrated during Masses on the last weekends in January and June. You may also request this Sacrament from the priest at any time during the year after weekend Masses or call the office in the case of an emergency.