Sacrament of Anointing
The Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick may be celebrated at any point in the life of an individual who seeks strength in time of physical or mental illness, facing surgery or approaching death. The sacrament conveys several graces and imparts gifts of strengthening in the Holy Spirit. This sacrament is celebrated, in this parish, on the third Saturday of the month during the parish Mass at 11.00 am.
When a person is seriously ill, facing surgery or in danger of death, and is in the hospital, please inform the Parish Priest or the parish office, to make arrangements to receive the Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick, Holy Communion and a visit from the clergy. Furthermore, it is ESSENTIAL that you ask for the Catholic chaplain when in hospital. Chaplains are no longer automatically given the names of Catholic patients. So you are actually doing the Church a favour by requesting the chaplaincy and sacraments whilst in hospital.
Holy Communion at Home
If you are housebound or because of illness cannot come to church and you would wish to receive Holy Communion at your home, please inform the Parish Priest or the parish office so that arrangements may be made for you to receive Holy Communion from a Special Ministers of the Eucharist or, if necessary, a visit from the clergy. May you experience the healing touch of Our Lord Jesus Christ!