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The Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick

This past Sunday I prayed with a number of parishioners who asked to be anointed because of a variety of medical concerns. I used the Oil of the Sick and anointed them with the holy oil as I administered the sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick and prayed over them accompanied by family members and fellow parishioners. I was grateful for the opportunity to pray with them.

Posted by Fr. Bill on January 24, 2017

The Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick is a sacrament that is based on the healing ministry of Jesus and the teaching of the church found in the Letter of James. James 5:14 teaches,” Is anyone among you sick? He should summons the presbyters of the church, and they should pray over him and anoint with oil in the name of the Lord, and the prayer of faith will save the sick person, and the Lord will raise him up. If he has committed any sins, he will be forgiven.”

In the past people looked at this Sacrament as one that you received as you prepared for death; it was called Extreme Unction, or Last Rites. The Sacrament today is called the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick, and while it is still received by those who are close to death, people are also encouraged to receive this sacrament who are dealing with serious illness, surgery, and those who are dealing with various chronic illnesses, especially the elderly.

If you are in need of receiving the Sacrament of the Sick I encourage you to do so. You can call the church office (364-7197) to schedule a time to meet with me either at church or if you are homebound at your house. If you are able to attend Mass you can ask me to anoint you after Mass. I encourage this approach especially when you are going in for surgery or some other serious medical procedure or course of treatment.

Also, if you or a member of your family is homebound and cannot attend Mass, please let us know if you or they would like to receive Holy Communion at home and arrangements will be made.

When parishioners are hospitalized, the hospitals do not notify us.  If you have a family member in the hospital, and they wish a visit please notify us at the church office and I will try to visit them and offer them the Anointing of the Sick and Holy Communion.

Catholic Ministry Appeal Update

 

We are closer to our parish goal!  Last weekend we held the in-pew-solicitation for the CMA and 21 additional gifts and pledges were received.  I also discovered that one parishioner’s was credited to the wrong parish.  A correction is being made. We have not yet received the official update report from the diocese since the new pledges and gifts were sent in today (Jan.23th),  but if my calculations are correct our totals are now 144 parishioners have given or pledged $32,519 which is 96.4% of our parish goal.  If you haven’t yet given to the CMA you can still do so.  Envelopes for donations can be found in the church vestibules, or you can donate on line at dor.org. When you make your donation please list the parish as Good Shepherd Catholic Community #337. Again I thank you for your generosity; your gift helps to continue to spread the good news of Jesus our Lord from one generation to the next.

Catholic Schools Week begins this Sunday.  Please read the bulletin insert for information on the Catholic Schools in Auburn.

                                                                             God bless you, Father Bill

 

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