Christ’s compassion for His people is, especially the sick, are shown in this sacrament.
What is Anointing of the sick?
The Rite of Anointing tells us there is no need to wait until a person is at the point of death to receive the Sacrament. As soon as anyone of the faithful begins to be in danger of death from sickness or old age, they should receive this sacrament. We have people request an Anointing of the Sick before a surgery in which the person will be put under full anesthesia or hospital stay.
When the Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick is given, the hoped-for effect is that, if it is God's will, the person be physically healed of illness. But even if there is no physical healing, the primary effect of the Sacrament is healing by which the sick person receives the Holy Spirit's gift of peace and courage to deal with the difficulties that accompany serious illness or the frailty of old age. Other effects are union with our Lord Jesus Christ, and preparation for the final journey.
First Wednesday Mass with the Anointing of the Sick
Prince of Peace Catholic Church has a Mass every First Wednesday of the month at 12:05pm & 6:30pm in which anyone who is sick, or in need of an anointing due to an ailment is invited to come.
This is a full Mass, and it is not just reserved for those who are ill.
Come to the Liturgy of the Word and the Liturgy of the Eucharist.
The priest will call the sick forward in a line (similar to a line for those receiving the Eucharist) and anoint their head and hands with oleum infirmorum/Oil of the Sick. The person who has been anointed goes back to their seat and prays. The Mass then continues with the Liturgy of the Eucharist.
All are invited to come to Mass, and if you need this sacrament, the anointing of the sick, we invite you to come receive. If you do not need anointing of the sick, you may stay seated, or kneel and pray for those who truly need it.
Schedule an anointing of the sick
If this is an after hours emergency, please call the parish office at 210-681-8330 and hit the prompts for sick call line.