Anointing of the Sick:
Anointing of the Sick: en Español
In the Church's Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick, through the ministry of the priest, it is Jesus who touches the sick to heal them from sin – and sometimes even from physical ailment. His cures were signs of the arrival of the Kingdom of God. The core message of his healing tells us of his plan to conquer sin and death by his dying and rising.
The Rite of Anointing tells us there is no need to wait until a person is at the point of death to receive the Sacrament. A careful judgment about the serious nature of the illness is sufficient.
When the Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick is given, the hoped-for effect is that, if it be God's will, the person be physically healed of illness. But even if there is no physical healing, the primary effect of the Sacrament is a spiritual healing by which the sick person receives the Holy Spirit's gift of peace and courage to deal with the difficulties that accompany serious illness or the frailty of old age. -from USCCB
In the event of illness, please inform the parish office of your desire to receive this sacrament. Arrangements will be made for administering the sacrament. You may contact the office at 405-321-8080
If you have experienced the loss of a loved one, or are planning ahead for such a loss, please contact the office before going to the funeral home. We have a Funeral Coordinator on staff who will be able to assist you with many of the decisions you will be facing at the time of loss. There is no charge for this service.