In the event that a loved one needs to be anointed, please contact the office at 909-797-2533 During regular office hours Monday – Thursday, 8:30 a.m – 5:30 p.m.
After hours and on weekends, call the office number and wait for the emergency sick call message. Please speak clearly when you leave your name, phone number and pertinent information. The message is automatically forwarded to the Pastor.
Through the Apostle James, Jesus has commanded us: “Are there any who are sick among you? Let them send for the priests of the Church, and let the priests pray over them, anointing them with oil in the name of the Lord, and the prayer of faith will save the sick persons, and the Lord will raise them up; and if they have committed any sins, their sins will be forgiven them.”
This administration of the sacrament of the sick is offered to those Catholics who are experiencing physical ailments of a serious nature; those who will be undergoing surgery for serious reasons, the elderly who have become notably weakened even though no serious illness is present, those who are battling serious illnesses and have not been recently anointed, and children who have reached the age of reason and are seriously ill. The community is called to offer prayers and support to those in need of our love and care.
The sacrament itself has three distinct parts: the prayer of faith, the laying-on of hands, and the anointing of oil.
- In the prayer of faith, it is the whole community, the People of God, who pray for God’s help for the sick person. And if one member suffers, all share in those sufferings.
- The laying-on of hands recalls Jesus’ manner of healing. “They brought the sick with various diseases to him; and he laid hands on every one of them and healed them”. (Luke 4:40)
- Anointing with oil signifies healing, strengthening and the presence of the Holy Spirit. In the sacrament, the forehead and hands are anointed.
The Sacrament of Anointing, is a sacrament of hope, of comfort, of healing, of strengthening, and above all, it is a time of faith and trust in the Risen Lord and His healing power.