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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Sick and Suffering
James Akin, Nicholas Patterson, David Hernandez, Jeanne Ferguson, Jack Goodson, David Peterson, Andrea Staggs, Lori Payne, Anita Webb, Sue McGinley, Monica Mahon, Debbie Yandell, Lena Greenlee, Faye Norton, Jeanette Bollman, Roger Banks, Alex Boyd, Phil Renouf, Diane Fowler, Joe Bohmann, Wayne Cooper, Jennifer Coody, Janet Lowrey, Nicole Owens, Laura Ferguson, Rosa Maria Santos, Jonathan Mauldin, Johnny Morgan, Jim Busker, Andy Cobb, Greg Hammill, David Coody, Fayelene O’Connell, Kathleen Arledge, Bob Stracke, Dorothy Brandt, Cameron Farley, Jessi Kyle, Jim Coody, Scott Greer, Doris Coleman, Maggie Phillips, Carl Coody, John Harrelson, Christy Farley, Adrian Purvis, Dana Parsons, Melissa Medina, Kimali Howard, Bobbie Filippo, Lisa McLaughlin, Doug Robinson.
St. Monica Seminarians
Rev. Mr. Jerome Krug, Stephen Jones.