Sacred Heart of Jesus
Munising, Michigan
Father Christopher Gardiner
 

The Sacrament of the Sick

As the central sacrament of Last Rites, the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick was, in the past, most commonly administered to the dying, for the remission of sins, spiritual strength, and the recovery of physical health. In modern times, however, its use has been expanded to all who are gravely ill or are about to undergo a serious operation. In broadening the use of the Anointing of the Sick, the Church has stressed a secondary effect of the sacrament: to help a person recover his health. Like Confession and Holy Communion, the other sacraments commonly performed in Last Rites, the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick can be repeated as often as is necessary.

Please contact the parish office at (906) 387-4900 to make arrangements to receive this beautiful sacrament.