Anointing of the Sick


This Sacrament is no longer considered as one to be offered only when there is no hope of recovery.


The first grace of this sacrament is one of strengthening, peace and courage to overcome the difficulties that go with the condition of serious illness or the frailty of old age.       --Catechism of the Catholic Church, No. 1520


When a person anticipates surgery or any condition that warrants special spiritual help, they inform us before Sunday Mass that they would like to be anointed. After Mass the priest anoints them with members of our Faith Community surrounding them and praying over them.

Once each year on a designated weekend we also offer this Sacrament to the entire Faith Community at all Masses. Here too, we have the ministers and all those present laying on hands and praying over each individual being anointed by the priest.

In cases of a critical need for this Sacrament, call the parish office at 414-761-0480 (or the emergency number 414-350-6531 if no one answers the office phone) to make arrangements on a more timely basis.