When illness confront a person, it can also lead to their feeling alone. A person might even feel as though they have been abandoned by God as they deal with the reality of the sickness and the changes it might bring to their life and their family. God understands this reality in the human condition.
When Jesus ministered on earth He spent a great deal of his time healing the sick. Christ used this miracles to draw people to greater faith. Christ continues this work in the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick. In this sacrament a person is given the pledge of Christ’s continued presence in the midst of their suffering and pain. While the priest prays for the physical healing of the person, the grace of the sacrament goes beyond physical healing to strengthen the soul and preserve the person from despair through an outpouring of hope.
The Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick is available at any time for those who are seriously or chronically ill and desire God’s healing presence. Please call the Pastor at 215-549-3760. There is a Mass with Anointing of the Sick within the Parish Community on a Sunday in the Easter Season each year.
WATCH A WONDERFUL VIDEO about this Sacrament and join the Church in praying for our sick brothers and sisters.