Sacrament of the anointing of the sick
How does the celebration of the Sacrament of the Sick take place?
The celebration can take place, either at the hospital, at the sick person’s residence, or during a parish Mass. This form of celebration is often well accepted by the elderly.
The Sacrament of the Sick is slowly ridding the negative aspect often associated with the ‘anointment of the sick’. This sacrament is basically the imposition of the hands in silence, followed by the Anointment with the Oil of the Sick that was blessed by the archbishop during the Chrism, surrounded by all the priests, and in the presence of the assembled faithful. The priest says these words: "N., by this holy unction, may the Lord in his great benevolence, comfort you by the grace of the Holy Spirit," and the person answers, "Amen". "Thus, having freed you of all sins, may he save you and support you". "Amen". Continue reading
Amazement at what God has accomplished:
“The Almighty has done great things for me…” (Lk 1:49)
Message of his holiness POPE FRANCIS for the twenty-fifth world day of the sick 2017
Dear brothers and sisters – the sick, healthcare workers and volunteers – I ask you to join me in praying to Mary. May her maternal intercession sustain and accompany our faith, and obtain for us from Christ her Son hope along our journey of healing and of health, a sense of fraternity and responsibility, a commitment to integral human development and the joy of feeling gratitude whenever God amazes us by his fidelity and his mercy. To continue reading...
Mary, our Mother,
in Christ you welcome each of us as a son or daughter.
Sustain the trusting expectation of our hearts,
succour us in our infirmities and sufferings,
and guide us to Christ, your Son and our brother.
Help us to entrust ourselves to the Father who accomplishes great things.