Anointing of the Sick

candleThe Catechism of the Catholic Church defines the purpose of the sacrament as “the conferral of a special grace on the Christian experiencing the difficulties inherent in the condition of grave illness or old age.” (Catechism, 1527)

Reception of this sacrament can be arranged by calling the church office at 949-589-7767.

 

A Reflection on the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick

In faith we proclaim that there is One who holds all the failings of our lives endlessly gently in his hands. Our faith empowers us to live in the hope born of God’s unconditional love and ultimate deliverance. What claims us by our faith is not our fear, our sorrow, our physical debilitation, but rather an unquenchable hope and unspeakable conviction that in life, in health, in sickness, in our sorrows, in our joys, we belong to the Lord, we are the Lord’s beloved.