The Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick
(386) 325-9777 ~ Fax - (386) 329-1960
114 S 4th St Palatka, FL 32177

The Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick

anointingThose who are sick at home, in the hospital or nursing home and would like to be anointed with the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick, please call the Office 386-325-9777 during business hours, and after hours call 904-402-4047.

In serious physical illness you experience mortality. If you are not seriously ill, but in poor health or aged, addicted to drugs or alcohol, experiencing mental difficulties you know this same experience. Because these circumstances lead you to face God in the light of your own mortality, there is something especially sacramental about the condition you are in. And so there is a formal sacrament for this sacramental situation: Anointing of the Sick.

In this sacrament, God invites you to connect with Him in the light of your final meeting with Him. Through this sacrament, the entire Church asks God to lighten your sufferings, forgive your sins, and bring you to eternal salvation.

You need not be on the verge of dying to receive this sacrament. This is clear from the fact that the anointing and the prayers that accompany it have as a purpose the restoration of health. If you are in no immediate danger of death, but are sick through abuses, or aged, or mentally debilitated you can and should receive the sacrament.

Anointing of the sick helps you to share more fully in the cross of Christ. By so sharing, you contribute to the spiritual good of the whole Church. By the fact that you share more fully in the Cross of Christ through anointing, you are being prepared for a fuller share in Christ's Resurrection.

Preparation for The Anointing of the Sick
If you or a member of your family would like to share in the grace of this healing sacrament, simply call the priest, and he would be happy to visit with the sick person and celebrate the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick as is appropriate.

We also offer a Mass of Anointing on the last Saturday of every month at 10:00 a.m.

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MASS SCHEDULE
Saturday   4:30 p.m.
Sunday Mass  9:00 a.m.
Daily Mass 8:30 a.m.
Confessions
Saturday   4:00 p.m.

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