Anointing of the Sick is the anointing with oil and laying on of hands accompanied by prayer. The Anointing of the Sick increases God’s life in a person who is physically or emotionally ill or who possesses frailties because of advanced age. Through this sacrament, a person receives the strength, peace and courage to face frailty or serious illness. This sacrament, as all of the other sacraments, stresses a communal bond with the other members of the worshiping community through their prayer and support.
If you yourself or someone you know, might wish to celebrate this sacrament and benefit from its effects, please call the Rectory at 212-787-0634 so that the sick person may take a full, conscious part in its celebration.