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.
And indeed she exhorts them to contribute to the good of the People of God
by freely uniting themselves to the Passion and death of Christ.”
– Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1499
The anointing of the sick is administered to bring spiritual and even physical strength
during an illness, especially near the time of death. It is a rite that is performed by a priest
to convey God’s grace to the recipient, through the power of the Holy Spirit.
Weekly Scheduled Anointing of the Sick
Our priests administer the sacrament after the Saturday, 5pm Mass for any who are in need of healing. After Mass move to the altar server chairs in the tabernacle transept section of the church and wait for the priest to arrive.
Anointing of the Sick By Appointment
To schedule an Anointing of the Sick during the week email Karen Kotara in the parish office at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 404-261-7181 ext. 128.
Emergency/Hospital Anointing of the Sick
In emergencies and only outside of office hours (Monday - Friday, 8am -4pm/3pm in summer) call (404) 365-0508 to reach a priest.