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. – The 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. If you are infirm because of age or chronic serious illness, facing medical procedures, e.g. surgery, chemotherapy tests, or suffering severe mental or emotional stress you should be anointed. The illness should be of a serious nature but not necessarily life-threatening. Arrangements can be made for a priest to visit the hospital or home to provide the sacrament. Contact the Parish Office to arrange a visit at 734-285-9840, ext. 100.