|SAINT PATRICK CATHOLIC CHURCH
|1219 Second Avenue South Nashville, TN 37210
|A N O I N T I N G O F T H E S I C K
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
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.