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Anointing of the Sick

Annointing 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.

Through the sacraments of Christian initiation, man receives the new life of Christ. Now we carry this life "in earthen vessels," and it remains "hidden with Christ in God." We are still in our "earthly tent," subject to suffering, illness, and death. The Lord Jesus Christ, physician of our souls and bodies, who forgave the sins of the paralytic and restored him to bodily health, has willed that his Church continue, in the power of the Holy Spirit, his work of healing and salvation, even among her own members.

This is the purpose of the two sacraments of healing: the sacrament of Penance and the sacrament of Anointing of the Sick. By the sacred anointing of the sick and the prayer of the priests, the whole Church commends those who are ill to the suffering and glorified Lord, that he may raise them up and save them.

In case of an accident, surgery or other emergency, call 962-0165. A parish priest is on call 24/7. Chaplains at the Battle Creek Health System also know how to reach a priest in case of an emergency.






Saturday
Vigil 5pm

Sunday
8am, 10am,
12pm

5pm Spanish
at St. Jerome

Mon-Sat 8am



Saturdays at
3:30 and
Sunday
Before Spanish Mass
at 4:00-4:30pm