Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick
The Catholic Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick, formerly known as Last Rites or Extreme Unction, is a ritual of healing appropriate not only for physical but also for mental and spiritual sickness.
Anointing of the Sick at St. Gregory Church
The Anointing of the Sick is for any Catholic, regardless of age, if his or her health is seriously weakened or who is going to have surgery. Contrary to many people’s belief, it can be received more than once if the original illness gets worse or if another serious sickness is diagnosed. It is important to remember that the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick complements medical treatment. It does not replace it. God uses the skill of the medical staff as well as modern medical techniques to restore health.
If anyone is in need and wishes to receive the Anointing of the Sick, call the rectory at 954-473-6261.