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.
Please call the Parish Office if you are in need of a Priest: 404-261-7181
Along with home visits, Our Lady of the Assumption Priests and Ministers of Care service local nursing homes and hospitals in our immediate area, including the following:
Emory/St. Josephs Hospital
Children's Healthcare of Atlanta