In the Church's Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick, through the ministry of the priest, it is Jesus who touches the sick to heal them from sin – and sometimes even from physical ailment. His cures were signs of the arrival of the Kingdom of God. The core message of his healing tells us of his plan to conquer sin and death by his dying and rising.
The Rite of Anointing tells us 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.
When the Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick is given, the hoped-for effect is that, if it be God's will, the person be physically healed of illness. But even if there is no physical healing, the primary effect of the Sacrament is a spiritual healing by which the sick person receives the Holy Spirit's gift of peace and courage to deal with the difficulties that accompany serious illness or the frailty of old age.
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Pope’s Monthly Intentions for October
Workers and the Unemployed
That all workers may receive respect and protection of their rights, and that the unemployed may receive the opportunity to contribute to the common good.
Alice Kellogg at the death of her mother, Dorothy Doughty.
Sick and Suffering
Howard Jeffcoat, Greg Hammill, Ashley Oglesby, Tom Scherm, Doris Veal, Capri Faulk, David Coody, Nicole Owens, Fayelene O’Connell, Mechelle Hohnke, Doug Dailey, Kathleen Arledge, Bob Stracke, Rita McGill, John Wilson, Dorothy Brandt, Keaton Barrón, Cameron Farley, Margaret Warren, Dorothy Spezze, Pat Tomljanovich, Chuck Coody, Charles Tomljanovich, Maureen Murphy, Patti Sue Mehaffey, Deacon Jerry Rakosky, Sara Dukeman, Jessi Kyle, Edith Samaniego, Rick Barnthouse, Stephen Kuper, Jim Coody, Scott Greer, Doris Coleman, Gene Swick, Maggie Phillips, Maria del Carmen Gonzalez, Carl Coody, John Harrelson, Christy Farley, Adrian Purvis, Ralph Setter, Ethan Jagosh, Bill Miller, Dana Parsons, Melissa Medina, Kimali Howard, Derrick Miracle, Linda Krist, Bobbie Filippo, Lisa McLaughlin, Doug & Marla Robinson.
St. Monica Seminarians
Jerome Krug, Chad Thurman.
Miles Compton, Daniel Broda, Jacob Seibold, Jeremy Easley.