While it's true that this sacrament the Church uses to prepare for death, it is quickly becoming so much more. Anyone in need of God's healing presence is welcome to recieve this sacrament. St. Joe's typically does two masses a year where, together with the blessing of the parish family a person can recieve this sacrament. At these special Healing Masses, Father annoints the person on the palms and forehead and then has the opportunity to have some parishoners pray over them in private. For the date of the next Healing Mass please contact the parish office.
Father is available to administer the sacrament either at home, hospital, nursing home or hospice center as well. Please call the parish office to make arrangements for Fr. Dick or Deacon Rick to come administer this sacrament.