Anointing of the Sick

When Jesus went ashore, he saw a great crowd and had compassion for them and cured their sick. (Matthew 14:14)

Christ’s compassion toward the sick and his many healings of every kind of infirmity are a resplendent sign that “God has visited his people” (Lk 7:16; Mt 4:24) and that the Kingdom of God is close at hand.

His compassion toward all who suffer goes so far that he identifies himself with them: “I was sick and you visited me” (Mt 25:36).

The Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick is one of two Sacraments of Healing, the other being Penance/Reconciliation. Anointing is available at any time by appointment with one of the priests of the parish or at times throughout the year.

If you are housebound and would like to receive Holy Communion from a member of the parish team please call the Parish office or contact the Parish Pastoral Worker to make arrangements.