Anointing of the Sick
The Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick is a Sacrament of the Catholic Church which celebrates our faith in the healing touch of Christ in our lives. . Jesus had deep compassion for those who were sick and the Church continues his healing mission today:
“Are any among you sick? They should call for the elders of the Church and have them pray over them, anointing them with oil in the name of the Lord. The prayer of faith will save the sick, and the Lord will raise them up; and anyone who has committed sins will be forgiven. (James 5:14-15).”
In the Sacrament, we pray that the sick person be healed in body, soul and spirit. The Sacrament offers forgiveness and healing.
Our Partnership Parishes of St. Mary’s and St. Joseph celebrate the Mass of Anointing of the Sick once a month
At St. Mary’ s Thornbury the Mass is celebrated on the First Friday of the Month at 2 pm.
At St. Joseph’s Northcote the Mass is celebrated on the last Friday of the month at 2 pm Seniors Mass at the Parish Centre.
Due to COVID restrictions, these Masses have been suspended until it is safe to do so.
If you would like to receive the Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick when it is safe to do so please contact the Parish Office.