Anointing of the Sick is one of two sacraments of healing (Penance and Anointing of the Sick). While chrism is used only for the three sacraments that cannot be repeated, a different oil is used by a priest or bishop to bless a Catholic, who, because of illness or old age, has begun to be in danger of death. The sacrament, known as Anointing of the Sick, is believed to give comfort, peace, courage and, if the sick person is unable to make a confession, even forgiveness of sins.
The sacrament is also referred to as Unction, and in the past as Extreme Unction, and it is one of the three sacraments that constitute the last rites, together with Penance and Viaticum (Eucharist).
Please contact the Parish Office at 860-684-2705 to make arrangements for Anointing of the Sick.