Anointing of the Sick

Anointing of the Sick is a source of healing for the sick rather than the final act of the church for the dying.

The Anointing of the Sick is a sacrament of the Church for those whose health is seriously impaired by sickness or old age. It is a source of healing for the sick rather than the final act of the church for the dying.

The Sacrament enables the sick or aged person to be anointed with the oil of the sick, to experience the healing and strength of Jesus Christ and to be supported by a praying community.

The sacrament may be celebrated during Mass, or at a hospital or nursing home, or in the person’s home. It is a celebration of the church where members of the church offer those who are sick the support of faith and prayer.

When do we celebrate it?

The sick and their families and friends are encouraged to notify a Priest and ask for the Sacrament at the onset of serious illness. Parish communities offer opportunities for the Anointing of the Sick several times during the year.
Such gatherings allow the sick or elderly to experience the support of the community.

Contacts

The Parish Priest or a member of the Pastoral team should be contacted to arrange for the Anointing of the Sick.

Kedron Brook Catholic Community

23 Lovedale Street, Wilston QLD

Parish Office

Good Samaritan Parish

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St. Columba’s

170 Kedron Brook Road, Wilston (enter via 23 Lovedale St)

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St. Carthage’s

115 Beaconsfield Terrace, Gordon Park

St John the Baptist Parish

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St John the Baptist

133 South Pine Road, Enoggera

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Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception

18 Halle Street, Everton Park