Sacraments of Healing (Confession and Anointing of the Sick)

CONFESSION OR RECONCILIATION – Every Wed, Fri and Sat, 5:30 pm

divine_mercy_confessionThe Sacrament of Penance is for spiritual wounds received after Baptism. Original sin was washed from the infant in Baptism, and in the case of the adult, personal sins as well. But the Lord is “practical.” He knows that the white robe given in Baptism is not always kept immaculate; that the “just man falleth seven times a day,” and that the offenses against us should be forgiven “seventy times seven.” Therefore, in His mercy, He instituted a sacrament which is a tribunal of mercy for spiritual healing.

ANOINTING OF THE SICK – By appointment at the parish office.

Healing-10-lepersThe Catholic Church professes and teaches that the Sacred Anointing of the Sick is one of the seven Sacraments of the New Testament, that it was instituted by Christ and that it is “alluded to in Mark (Mk. 6:13) and recommended and promulgated to the faithful by James the apostle and brother of the Lord.

“Is one of you sick? Let him send for the presbyters of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil and the Lord’s name. Prayer offered in faith will restore the sick man, and the Lord will give him relief; if he is guilty of sins, they will be pardoned.” (JAMES 5:14,15)