Anointing of the Sick

“If one member suffers in the Body of Christ, which is the Church, all the members suffer with that member.” (I Corinthians 12:26)

It is the ministry of the Church to minister to the sick. Their vulnerability calls us into service. In turn, in the anointing, those who are sick are missioned to live this time of suffering in faith and to accept the support of others.

In receiving the Anointing of the Sick, some will find physical and mental cures, while many find the gift of internal healing. But the great gift that is often forgotten is that this anointing reminds us that we are not alone. God is with us through the love of community and the expression and faith of the Body of Christ. Being ill is a mysterious time for us, and this sacrament helps to strengthen and heal us for the journey ahead.

 

Receiving the Sacrament:

We recommend this sacrament for all who feel in need of God’s healing love. You can call for an appointment and we can meet you in your home or the hospital or after Mass. We have even set aside time where families and friends have gathered in our Healing Space to pray together, lay hands on the person who is sick and anoint them.

 

Contact:  If you feel you want to celebrate this sacrament, you can make an appointment with the Pastor through the Front Desk 613-233-4095, ext 251 frontdesk@st-josephs.ca

If you are in a hospital, the chaplain can be called.