St. James says, “Are any among you sick? Let them send for the priests of the Church, and let them pray over him, anointing him 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; and if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven” (James 5:14-15).
Persons dealing with terminal illness, over the age of 65, receiving major or invasive surgery, or are hospitalized for serious health issues are eligible for the Anointing of the Sick. Priests are happy to meet with people after any Mass and offer the Anointing to those in need. You may also contact the church office to arrange a time with a priest. If necessary don’t hesitate to contact a priest or call the emergency number listed at the bottom of this page.
Periodic healing Masses and prayer services are offered at St. Francis of Assisi that include Anointing of the Sick. Details of these services can be found in the bulletin.