Anointing of the Sick & Prayer Shawls – October 29th & 30th
Anointing of the Sick is the sacrament that is received by those who are ill or suffering. By the sacred anointing and the prayer of the priest, the whole Church commends those who are sick to Christ. The sick person receives the Holy Spirit’s gifts of strength, faith, peace, and courage, and his or her suffering is united with the suffering of Christ for the building up of the Church. Many parishes have communal celebrations at which many persons receive the sacrament. We will celebrate the Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick at all Masses the weekend of October 29th & 30th.
Prayer shawls blessed by Fr. Brendan and Fr. Angelo will be available for distribution after all Masses October 29th & 30th. Many blessings are prayed into every prayer shawl. Shawls can be given for: undergoing medical procedures; comfort after a loss and bereavement; during times of stress; prayer or meditation; birthing and/or nursing a baby; a joyous bridal shower or wedding gift; during an illness and recovery; tireless ministering to others.