Anointing of the SickThe Sacrament of Anointing the Sick

Death is the great unknown, yet for a Christian, the death of Jesus is the source of our hope, since it was through death that Jesus gained eternal life. The mystery of death is one of the greatest mysteries that a Christian can participate in, for it completes his or her union with Christ that was begun in baptism, a baptism into Christ’s death, as St. Paul proclaims.

In the event of serious illness or medical emergency, Anointing of the Sick and Eucharist may be arranged by contacting the Parish Office. Call (949) 257-8017 for a medical emergency after 8 p.m.

In the Anointing of the Sick, there are three key moments to an integral celebration of this sacrament: the moments of prayer, the imposition of hands, and the anointing.

In celebrating this sacramental mystery there should be a great concern for conveying the truth that the sick person is united to the mystery of Christ’s own sufferings. There is the need to convey the presence of the mystery of God’s never-failing love and support, even in the midst of diseases we cannot cure, pain we cannot fathom, and the aging process we cannot stop.