Anointing of the Sick

FAQ

Ordinarily, Catholics who are struggling with a serious physical or mental illness can receive the Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick.

Sick children may be anointed if they have sufficient use of reason to be comforted by this sacrament.

There is no need to wait until a person is at the point of death to receive the Sacrament. A careful judgment about the serious nature of the illness is sufficient.

The Sacrament may be repeated if the sick person recovers after the anointing but becomes ill once again, or if, during the same illness, the person's condition becomes more serious.

A person should be anointed before surgery when a dangerous illness is the reason for the intervention.

Elderly people may be anointed if they are in weak condition even though no dangerous illness is present.

Those who homebound can call/email for a priest to come visit to administer the Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick and Holy Communion.  Eric Hom 925‐667‐4052 EricHom@StMichaelLivermore.com 

After hours, please call the Pastoral Emergency line at 925 533 7599

 

ANOINTING OF THE SICK

Available during Confession times or after Mass

This healing sacrament is not only for those in danger of immediate death. If you are facing surgery or struggling with a serious illness, come receive an anointing.

 

UNCIÓN DE LOS ENFERMOS

Disponible durante la Confesión o después de la Misa

Este sacramento de sanación no es solo para aquellos en peligro de muerte inmediata. 

Si se enfrenta a una cirugía o está luchando contra una enfermedad grave, venga a recibir una unción.