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Anointing of the Sick

The Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick is a beautiful gift that the Church offers to those who are seriously ill or facing the end of life. It is not just for those who are at the point of death, but rather, it is meant to comfort and strengthen anyone who is struggling with a grave illness or the frailties of old age.

Through this sacrament, the sick person is reminded that they are not alone in their suffering. Christ and the Church walk alongside them, offering the healing power of the Holy Spirit. The special graces of this sacrament can bring unity with the Passion of Christ, strength and courage to endure the trials of illness, forgiveness of sins, and even the restoration of health, if it is God's will.

The Church's compassion for the sick is evident in her willingness to administer this sacrament. She recognizes that any baptized Catholic who is seriously ill and has a reasonable desire to be comforted by it may receive the Anointing of the Sick. It can be repeated if the person's condition worsens or if they recover but then become ill again.

As we journey through life's ups and downs, may we find solace in knowing that the Church is there to support us, especially in our times of greatest need. The Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick is a tangible expression of God's love and care for His children.

Who can receive the Anointment?

The Catechism says, "The Anointing of the Sick is not a sacrament for those only who are at the point of death. Hence, as soon as anyone of the faithful begins to be in danger of death from sickness or old age, the fitting time for him to receive this sacrament has certainly already arrived" (CCC 1514).

Receiving Anointment

2024 Anointing of the Sick Schedule

Sunday, June 2nd - after 11:00 am Mass
Saturday, July 6th - after 5:00 pm Mass
Sunday, August 4th - after 8:30 am Mass
Sunday, September 8th - after 11:00 am Mass
Saturday, October 12th - after 5:00 pm Mass
Sunday, November 3rd - after 8:30 am Mass
Sunday, December 1st - after 11:00 am Mass

If you have any questions, please contact the Parish Office via phone (734)464-1222 or email parishoffice@stedith.org

 

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15089 Newburgh Rd, Livonia, MI 48154
Phone: (734) 464-1222
Email: parishoffice@stedith.org
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Mon & Tues 9:00 am - 7:30 pm
Wed & Thurs 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Closed for Lunch 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm



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