Anointing of the Sick

ANOINTING OF THE SICK

Those who are seriously sick or who have been ill for a long period should receive the Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick and Holy Communion.

**IF YOU HAVE AN URGENT NEED FOR A PRIEST**
If you would like to have a person in danger of death to be anointed, please call our parish office at 610-432-9384 and listen for the Emergency option.

 

What is Anointing of the Sick?

James 5:14 says: “Is anyone among you sick?  He should summon the presbyters of the church, and they should pray over him and anoint him with oil in the name of the Lord.” 

Anointing of the Sick should be performed before death is imminent, when a person is conscious and able to receive comfort from the sacrament.  Anointing may take place when a person first receives a serious diagnosis and repeated as an illness progresses.  It is also appropriate to anoint the elderly to strengthen them as they experience the hardships that come with advancing years.

VISITATION OF THE  SICK

Fr. Johnson is always willing to visit patients in the hospital, at extended care facilities and nursing homes, and after they have been released to home.  If you become hospitalized, institutionalized or home-bound because of illness and would like communion brought to your home, please call the Rectory. (temporarily suspended in the yellow phase)