Sacraments of Healing
Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, even so I am sending you.” And when he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you withhold forgiveness from any, it is withheld.” (John 20:21-23)
The sacrament of Reconciliation celebrates God’s mercy and love for us. By confessing our sins we are able to express our sorrow for the things we have done wrong, be healed and reconciled to God. Through His gift of forgiveness, we are strengthened to live the Christian life and grow in our relationships with God, the Church, family and our community.
Anointing of the Sick
Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer of faith will save the one who is sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven. (James 5:14-15)
The sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick is for those suffering from serious illness, the elderly, those going into major surgery and the dying. Part of Jesus’ ministry was to go out and heal the sick, expelling death and suffering from the kingdom of God. Those who receive the sacrament have their sins forgiven, are healed spiritually, and given comfort, peace and courage.
Please contact Fr. John Daly for more information or to make arrangements to receive this sacrament.