One of the seven sacraments, also known at the "sacrament of the dying," administered by a priest to a baptized person who begins to be in danger of death because of illness or old age, through prayer and the anointing of the body with the oil of the sick. The proper effects of the sacrament include a special grace of healing and comfort to the Christian who is suffering the infirmities of serious illness or old age, and the forgiving of the person's sins. (Catechism of the Catholic Church, p. 866)
Anointing of the sick is intended for the strengthening and healing of those who are ill, elderly or about to undergo an operation. It is a normal part of Catholic life not just for the dying, but for anyone who is seriously ill. It may be received when a person is at home or in the hospital. Communal anointing of the sick, in the context of Mass, is celebrated quarterly throughout the year.
The next scheduled weekend for the Anointing of the is Sick will be held in the spring.
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