By healing people’s bodies as well as their souls, Jesus showed that the entire human body is touched by God’s salvation. The early Church ministered to the sick, including anointing with oil, prayer, and forgiveness of sins. The priest prays for the individual while touching them; which symbolizes and confers the giving of a special grace of the Holy Spirit. As the individual is being anointed with oil, it is absorbed into the skin. So does the Holy Spirit enter the person—claiming, empowering, enlivening, and rejuvenating in the name of Jesus Christ.
The Rite of Anointing today is much the same as in the early church.
It is important to note that this sacrament is encouraged for all who are afflicted in some way by a health issue. Should you or someone you know need the Anointing of the Sick Sacrament, please make an appointment for a priest visit.
If anyone is afflicted and requires deliverance, or with an obsession, or a possession, please make an appointment for a priest visit if it is beyond normal confessions.
Contact St. Mother Teresa of Calcutta Parish Office for additional information at 951-325-7707.