Anointing of the Sick
The Annointing of the Sick is a sacrament that is administered to restore spiritual and possibly even physical strength during an illness, especially when close to death.
The anointing of the sick conveys several graces and imparts gifts of strengthening in the Holy Spirit against anxiety, discouragement, and temptation, and conveys peace and fortitude (CCC 1520). These graces flow from the atoning death of Jesus Christ, for "this was to fulfill what was spoken by the prophet Isaiah, ‘He took our infirmities and bore our diseases’" (Matt. 8:17).
Please call the Rectory at 716-937-6959 or speak directly to Father if you or someone close to you is in need of the sacrament.