The Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick is for those with a serious illness who are seeking God’s strength and healing. Though it was referred to as “Last Rites,” you can and should receive the Sacrament when you first learn of a significant ailment that potentially puts your life at risk (for example, any cancer diagnosis). It can also be received more than once.
This anointing is given by a priest. In an emergency situation, if a priest here is not immediately available, we will give you other options in the area.
If you would like to have an anointing for your loved one:
- Call the parish office: Call the office at 586-781-6525. If you call outside of parish hours and you are concerned your loved one’s passing is imminent, there will be instructions about reaching an emergency line. Be sure to include a call back number.
- Give Information: It is most helpful if we have information about your loved one (condition, urgency of the call, where they are located) as well as your contact information for follow up.
- Hospitals and Homes: Many hospitals, nursing homes and long term care facilities have pre-arranged relationships with Catholic Churches in their boundaries. If someone from SJV is not available, you may consider inquiring through those providers as well.