All you who are thirsty, you who have no money, come, buy grain and eat;
Why spend your money for what is not bread; your wages for what does not satisfy?
Only listen to me, and you shall eat well, you shall delight in rich fare.
~ Isaiah 55: 1-2
Anyone who is physically, emotionally or spiritually broken is invited to take part in this wonderful Sacrament, trusting that God loves us best and wants us to be fully well.
God desires for us to be healthy, to experience wholeness in mind, body and spirit. When any part of us experiences brokenness, we are in need of this Sacrament.
Prior to Vatican II, this sacrament was reserved for extreme cases of illness and usually only administered before death (called “Extreme Unction,” or “last rites”). Vatican II restored this Sacrament to reflect the healing ministry of Jesus.
Once or twice each year at St. Margaret’s, a communal celebration of the Anointing of the Sick is held at a Eucharistic liturgy.
But any time an individual is in need of receiving the Sacrament, one need only call the parish to make a request.