Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick

St. Mary of the Assumption offers the Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick on a semi annual to annual basis in a communal format to provide healing, comfort and strength to those who are dealing with significant health or age-related issues. During this sacrament, the priest and community uses a symbolic “laying on of hands” as a biblical sign of Jesus’ touch and the outpouring of the Spirit of strength, love and forgiveness. The priest also anoints the forehead and hands of the ill person with blessed oil.