Anointing of the Sick

“By the sacred anointing of the sick and the prayer of the priests the whole Church commends those who are ill to the suffering and glorified Lord, that he may raise them up and save them. and indeed she exhorts them to contribute to the good of the People of God by freely uniting themselves to the Passion and death of Christ.”

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.” If a sick person who received this anointing recovers his health, he can in the case of another grave illness receive this sacrament again. If during the same illness the person’s condition becomes more serious, the sacrament may be repeated. It is fitting to receive the Anointing of the Sick just prior to a serious operation. The same holds for the elderly whose frailty becomes more pronounced.

Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1499, 1514-1515

Please call the Parish Office to request the visit of a Priest for Anointing of the Sick. After regular Office Hours, one of our priests will always be “On Duty,” and he can be reached by dialing 305-446-9950, Extension 9. Hospitals within the boundaries of Church of the Little Flower include:

  • Nicklaus Children’s Hospital
  • Kindred Hospital South Florida – Coral Gables
  • Coral Gables Hospital