In the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick, Christ uses the anointing and prayers of the priest to give comfort and strength to the soul and to the body of one seriously ill. In modern times its use is extended to all who are gravely ill or are about to undergo a serious operation. It can also be administered to the very aged. Through this sacrament, we receive Christ's healing comfort, strength, and pardon. To notify the Pastor of a serious illness, if sick and confined to a home, entering a hospital or local nursing home, please notify the Parish Office.