Anointing of the Sick
"Is anyone among you sick? He should summon the presbyters of the church, and they should pray over him and anoint [him] with oil in the name of the Lord." James 5:14
Christ gave us his Church to nurture and accompany his followers in good times and bad. The Bible offers numerous stories of comfort and grace being offered through anointing, and the sacrament was cherished among Christians from the earliest times. Today, the Anointing of the Sick can be administered each time a Christian becomes seriously ill, and even again if the illness worsens. A priest or bishop can administer the sacrament using oil blessed by the bishop.
Please call the Rectory at 636-532-3304 if you or a loved one is in need Anointing of the Sick.