Anointing of the Sick

 

The Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick is a sign and pledge of God’s presence and encouragement to those who are ill.  It is a Sacrament meant for the living when facing illness, surgery,  or some ongoing condition.  We no longer call it “Last Rites” because the Church wishes to emphasize that God walks with us in the course of an illness.