Anointing of the Sick

The Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick

This Sacrament is celebrated every quarter at HFC and if anyone wishes to receive it outside the common celebration, please contact the parish office to organise it.

The Church believes and confesses that among the seven sacraments there is one especially intended to strengthen those who are being tried by illness, the Anointing of the Sick:

This sacred anointing of the sick was instituted by Christ our Lord as a true and proper sacrament of the New Testament. It is alluded to indeed by Mark, but is recommended to the faithful and promulgated by James the apostle and brother of the Lord. 125   CCC #1511

The special grace of the sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick has as its effects:

  • the uniting of the sick person to the passion of Christ, for their own good and that of the whole Church;
  • the strengthening, peace, and courage to endure in a Christian manner the sufferings of illness or old age;
  • the forgiveness of sins, if the sick person was not able to obtain it through the sacrament of Penance;
  • the restoration of health, if it is conducive to the salvation of the soul;
  • the preparation for passing over to eternal life. CCC #1532

Would you like a priest to visit your loved one? Please contact the parish office to organise it.  6291 6688  or