Sacraments of Healing

The sacrament of Reconciliation (Penance) is for anyone after the age of seven (7) who have received the sacrament of reconciliation and First Eucharist (Communion). The Church gives us two laws regarding Reconciliation: 1. We should confess serious sins at least once a year. 2. If we are guilty of a mortal sin, we must not receive communion and go to confession. Confessions are held on Saturdays in the chapel or you may make an appointment in the Parish Office.

“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, and the prayer of faith will save the sick person, and the Lord will raise him up. If he has committed any sins, he will be forgiven. Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, and you may be healed. The fervent prayer of a righteous person is very powerful.” James 5:14-16

The sacrament of Anointing of the Sick is for anyone who is seriously ill, health has declined with advanced age, illness has become worse or is preparing for surgery. This sacrament is also for  those that are dying but not limited to them. The anointing of the sick may only be administered by the priest. This sacrament may be administered more than once if needed.  If you feel that you  or someone you know is in need of this sacrament, please call our main office at 281-499-9688.