Receive His healing, strength and grace.

The Church believes and confesses that among the seven sacraments there is one especially intended to strengthen those who are being tried by illness, the Anointing of the Sick.

This sacred anointing of the sick was instituted by Christ our Lord as a sacrament of the New Testament.

When is Anointing of the Sick Celebrated?

Any one of the faithful who is facing death, whether from sickness, accident or old age, may receive the sacrament. The sacrament can be received multiple times, or repeated if a condition worsens. In addition, anyone facing serious surgery or medical procedures can be anointed. A priest or bishop can perform the Sacrament of the Sick.

How Do I Arrange to Get Myself or a Loved One Anointed?

To arrange the Anointing of the Sick for a friend or family member or yourself, call one of our parish priests at 610-647-2345. He will speak with you about the condition at hand and arrange a time to anoint your loved one.

For more information regarding Anointing of the Sick, access the Catechism of the Catholic Church here.