SAINT PATRICK CATHOLIC CHURCH
Established 1890
1219 Second Avenue South      Nashville, TN 37210
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Anointing of the Sick, along with Reconciliation, is a sacrament of
healing.  We are members of the body of Christ.  When one of us
suffers, all of us suffer, and all of God's creation suffers with us.
This is a ministry of comfort.  Through Anointing, the sick are remind-
ed that Christ and the Church are in communion with their suffering.  
The Holy Spirit shares the blessings of health, trust in God, and
strength against temptation.
Anointing is not a magic cure.  The terminally ill may or may not
receive physical healing, but they will receive spiritual healing.  Any
Catholic who is either serious ill or about to undergo life-threatening
surgery, should call a Priest.  The Priest will lay hands on the head of
the person, pray, and anoint the person with oil blessed for this occa-
sion.  This sacrament can be received as often as needed  throughout
one's life.
Anointing of the Sick is available during Eucharistic Adoration fol-
lowing the Saturday 4:00 PM Mass.  To arrange a hospital or home visit
call the Parish Office 256-6498.
Is any among you sick?
Let him call for the elders of the assembly, and let them pray over him,
anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord.
James 5:14