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HOLY CROSS CHURCH
Anointing of the Sick
The Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick
In sickness, man experiences his helplessness. In the Anointing of the Sick, Jesus cleanses the sick person from sin and gives the strength to overcome the difficulties that accompany serious illness and the frailty of old age. In this way the sick are united with the passion of Christ.
Finally, this sacrament perfects the anointing of Baptism and Confirmation and fortifies the sick person in his final journey to meet the Lord, and sometimes Jesus uses this sacrament to physically heal the sick person.
The communal celebration of the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick occurs within mass on a monthly basis. Please never hesitate to call Fr. Mark @ 618-841-7324, if the Sacrament is needed because of grave illness or surgery.
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