The celebration of the Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick includes the priest laying hands on the sick, praying over them, and anointing them with blessed oil. In receiving the sacrament, the person in need is united with the passion of Christ, strengthened in peace and courage to face the sufferings of illness or old age, and the forgiveness of sins if the person suffering is not able to obtain it through the Sacrament of Penance. In the Church today the Sacrament of Anointing may be celebrated not only for those in danger of death, but anytime when the believer is seriously ill or facing the difficulties of old age. The sacrament may be received again if the person’s condition worsens.
PLEASE NOTE: The request must come from the patient himself or herself, or from the immediate family. Please follow the recommendations below:
DURING OFFICE HOURS: Please call the office directly to arrange the anointing of the sick, 941-378-1703 Ext. 300. We are open Monday-Friday, 8:30 AM-4:30 PM. The staff will give the message to the priest on duty.
You may also dial one of our priests at the numbers below. If you leave a voicemail request, please also call the office and speak to a staff member to expedite the request.
Father Paul Nguyen, 941-378-1703 ext. 302
Father Russell Wright 941-378-1703 ext. 310
An emergency line is available for calls coming in after office hours (Monday-Friday, 8:30 AM-4:30 PM.) To access the emergency line, please call the main number 941-378-1703 and listen to the menu options; press the prompt for the emergency line. Your message will be forwarded to the priest on duty.