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Sacrament of the Sick

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Detail from The Extreme Unction
Nicolas Poussin

He gives strength to the weary
and increases the power of the weak.
-Isaiah 40:29, NIV
Is any one of you sick? He should call the elders of the church to pray over him and anoint him with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise him up. If he has sinned, he will be forgiven.
-James 5:14-15
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.
-Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1499

For those requesting the Sacrament of the Sick, please phone 423-3057.

If the person who is sick is already in the hospital, call 473-2700 for the sites in the QEII Health Sciences Centre or 470-8888 for the IWK Children's Hospital or the Grace Maternity and ask for the Chaplaincy Offices.

Questions

Who can receive the sacrament of the Sick?
Anyone who is ill. It does not need to be serious or fatal.

I am at home and am unable to get out. Can someone visit me to administer the sacrament?
Certainly. Please call 423-3057 or .

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