Anointing of the Sick

The Anointing of the Sick is a powerful and effective sign of Jesus' presence that brings strength and healing to the sick, the elderly and the dying. The celebration of this sacrament can help the sick get well again. When that does not happen, the sacrament helps the sick face their illness with faith and trust. It also helps the dying to continue their faith journey to God in heaven.

Do you, or someone you know, need the Anointing of the Sick? The sacrament may be received by any Catholic who is facing a serious illness or is of advanced years. We particularly encourage individuals who are planning to enter the hospital or anticipating out-patient surgery to receive the sacrament before their admission or surgery.

To learn more about scheduling an appointment to receive the sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick, please notify the parish office by contacting Carmela Kinney at (908) 751-1723, or