Caring for those who are ill, as expressed in the Letter of James 5: 13-15, is practiced through this special sacrament. Through prayer, laying on hands and anointing with sacred oil, those who are seriously ill, preparing for surgery, or in a weakened condition are entrusted to Gods merciful love. The grace of the sacrament helps the sick person unite their own sufferings with those of Christ, free them from their sins, and give them the courage to face the challenges that illness brings. Saint John Vianney offers communal celebrations of the sacrament during Mass during Advent and Lent.
Call either Father James Vrba or Father Ross Epping to celebrate the sacrament individually. (563) 332-7910