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.
Please join us in praying for...
The Pope’s monthly intentions for July
Priests and their Pastoral Ministry. That priests, who experience fatigue and loneliness in their pastoral work, may find help and comfort in their intimacy with the Lord and in their friendship with their brother priests.
Family and friends of Anne Foreman who passed away.
Sick and Suffering
Nicole Owens, Ralph Neiswander, Laura Ferguson, Rosa Maria Santos, Linda Harkey, Jonathan Mauldin, Johnny Morgan, Jim Busker, Sherry Taylor, Albany Widler, Melani Roewe, Andy Cobb, Greg Hammill, Ashley Oglesby, Doris Veal, Capri Faulk, David Coody, Fayelene O’Connell, Mechelle Hohnke, Doug Dailey, Kathleen Arledge, Bob Stracke, Rita McGill, John Wilson, Dorothy Brandt, Cameron Farley, Margaret Warren, Dorothy Spezze, Pat Tomljanovich, Charles Tomljanovich, Maureen Murphy, Patti Sue Mehaffey, Deacon Jerry Rakosky, Sara Dukeman, Jessi Kyle, Jim Coody, Scott Greer, Doris Coleman, Maggie Phillips, Carl Coody, John Harrelson, Christy Farley, Adrian Purvis, Ralph Setter, Ethan Jagosh, Bill Miller, Dana Parsons, Melissa Medina, Kimali Howard, Derrick Miracle, Bobbie Filippo, Lisa McLaughlin, Doug & Marla Robinson.
St. Monica Seminarians
Jerome Krug, Chad Thurman.
Sean Lipps, Miles Compton, Daniel Broda, Jacob Seibold, Jeremy Easley.