This weekend we celebrate the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick during the 11 AM Mass. What a wonderful opportunity to gather around those in our community who are suffering from physical or other illnesses and to ask the strength and consolation of the Lord Jesus, the Great Healer, in their lives.
This Sacrament, reminds us, once again, that we do not know when parishioners go into hospitals, nursing homes, or assisted living centers any longer. Because of the HIPPA laws, those facilities can no longer contact us. We count on you and your families to contact the parish office and let us know that someone is in a hospital or other healthcare institution. Please do not assume we will find out! We want to visit those, especially in need because of sickness.
Please join me in praying for all who are sick or suffering with long-term or terminal illnesses.