Pastoral Care of the Sick and Dying
Anointing of the Sick
This sacrament is intended for persons who are at least of Catechetical age (7 years). Please contact the Parish Office to make an appointment at 520.625.4536.
For those who are preparing for surgery, afflicted with a serious, (though temporary) or chronic illness (be it physical or mental), or are elderly, it may be celebrated individually by making an appointment with a priest of the parish. If possible, other family members and/or friends should accompany the person during the celebration. The celebration may occur at the parish, at the person’s home, in the hospital or nursing care facility.
When it is clear that the person is dying, they receive prayers of commendation (commending the person to the Lord’s eternal care) and Viaticum (communion as “food for the journey”) if it is possible for the person to receive communion.
This sacrament is also administered at our parish every first Friday after the 8:00 AM mass.