SACRAMENT OF ANOINTING
In the Church’s Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick, through the ministry of the priest, it is Jesus who touches the sick to heal them from sin – and sometimes even from physical ailment. His cures were signs of the arrival of the Kingdom of God. The core message of his healing tells us of his plan to conquer sin and death by his dying and rising.
The Rite of Anointing tells us there is no need to wait until a person is at the point of death to receive the Sacrament. A careful judgment about the serious nature of the illness is sufficient.
When the Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick is given, the hoped-for effect is that, if it be God’s will, the person be physically healed of illness. But even if there is no physical healing, the primary effect of the Sacrament is a spiritual healing by which the sick person receives the Holy Spirit’s gift of peace and courage to deal with the difficulties that accompany serious illness or the frailty of old age.~from the United States Catholic Catechism for Adults | en español
If you are seriously ill, anticipating surgery, or weakened because of prolonged illness or advanced age, you are encouraged to receive the Sacrament of the Sick. Please contact one of the priests following Mass or call the Parish office during business hours:
Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm. 619-448-1213
MINISTRY TO THE SICK:
When someone in your family becomes ill or injured, please contact the Parish office and the person’s name will be listed on our prayer list. A number of parishioners are designated as ministers to the sick and homebound. These ministers visit and take Holy Communion to parishioners in their homes. The ministers, on visiting the ill/injured person, reads a gospel passage, prays Our Father, and distributes Holy Communion.
Contact the Parish Office for anointing of the sick or confession/reconciliation.
A team of ministers provide a Communion Service to the residents of Stanford Court Convalescent Home on Buena Vista/Cuyamaca Street on Thursdays and they have Mass one Thursday a month. A second team of ministers provide a Communion Service to the residents of Edgemoor Community Hospital on Thursdays and they also have Mass one Thursday per month.
Healing Mass with Anointing of the Sick is scheduled twice a year in church, at 11:00am. Lunch (free) is served immediately following in the Parish Center. If you know someone who is ill or homebound, please let them know. Perhaps you could offer transport.
Memorial Mass for parishioners and loved ones who have died in the past year is usually during November with a light reception afterwards in the Parish Center.
For more information please contact the Parish Office 619-448-1213