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Anointing FAQ

What is the Anointing of the Sick?

Through the prayer of the Church and the anointing with holy oil, the sick person is commended to God’s care so that he/she may persevere in their suffering with faith and have the strength to offer their sufferings for the good of the Church.

It used to be called “Last Rites”.  Is that still the case?

No.  The Anointing of the Sick is not just for those who are close to death.  One who is seriously sick or preparing for major surgery can also be anointed.

Anointing of the Sick

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If you or someone that you know needs to be anointed, please call the parish office at (810) 385-4340.  In the case of an emergency, you may call the emergency line at (810) 294-0050.  Please use this number only outside of office hours.