Anointing of the Sick
The Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick is the Sacrament which gives health and strength to the soul and sometimes to the body
when we are in at least probable danger of death. Our Blessed Lord Himself comes to strengthen the sick person. He knows that
when we are suffering and feel bad, it is hard to accept the Will of His Father. So, He gives us strength to do it. If we were going to
die, He helps us to die a holy death. But if it is better for us to get well, then He makes us better.
The Church exhorts the Christian who is ill to unite with the Passion and Death of Christ. (Catechism of the Catholic Church 1994 Reference 1511, 1499, 1513).
The Sacrament of the Sick my be received by any Catholic who is facing a serious illness or is of advanced years.
Individuals who are planning to enter the hospital are particularly encouraged to receive this sacrament before their admission by calling the parish office (513)988-6335
to arrange an appointment with a priest . The Deacon and other volunteers are willing to visit those who are in the hospital, nursing home or confined to their own home. Just let us know.
Please notify the parish office whenever someone enters the hospital or desires a pastoral visit. Hospitals no longer call to let us know.