Last Rites / Anointing

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, and the prayer of faith will save the sick person, and the Lord will raise him up. If he has committed any sins, he will be forgiven. -James 5: 14-15

The Catholic Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick, formerly known as Last Rites or Extreme Unction, is a ritual of healing appropriate not only for physical but also for mental and spiritual sickness.

The Sacrament of Anointing is extended to those who are experiencing physical, emotional or spiritual challenge. In this sacrament the priest lays hands on the one requesting healing, prays over them in the faith of the Church, and anoints them with oil blessed by the bishop. Through this sacrament, the recipient asks for physical, emotional, and spiritual healing. Even if the recipient dies, we remain confident of their spiritual healing and revitalization leading up to their death.

For more information on Anointing of the Sick, contact the Parish Office at 952-227-4000 or [email protected].

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