The Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick is one of healing sacraments of the Church and is not meant only for those who are at the point of death. "Hence as soon as anyone of the faithful begins to be in danger of death from sickness or old age, the fitting time to receive this sacrament has certainly already arrived.: (CCC 1514). An illness of a serious nature is sufficient reason for the Sacrament. Additionally, impending surgery or when suffering from the frailty of old age are also appropriate reasons to request or celebrate this Sacrament. Sick children, too, may be anointed if they have sufficient reason and understanding to be comforted by it.
Anointing of the Sick is regularly celebrated in the parish on a quarterly basis following the 12:15 Sunday Mass. The specific date is published in the Parish Bulletin and is posted on the Parish website. Should you require the Sacrament at a different time, please contact the Parish office (678-277-9424) to schedule an appointment.