Jesus came to heal the whole person,
body and soul.
The sacramental life of our Church is a great source of comfort, strength and grace. We celebrate the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick with those whose health is seriously impaired by sickness, old age, or awaiting surgery. Through this sacrament, we support the sick in their struggle against illness and we continue Christ’s work of healing and message of hope and comfort. It is a great support for the sick to have family and friends present during this special time of prayer and anointing.
This Sacrament is not just for those in danger of death, but for anyone who suffers from serious or chronic physical or emotional illness or who struggles with the infirmities of age. Those scheduled for a surgery or hospital stay may request this sacrament prior to entering the hospital.
At St. Francis Borgia, we have a Communal Anointing of the Sick immediately following 9:00 am Mass on Sundays. Parishioners in local nursing homes receive the sacrament twice a year. In hospitals, a chaplain may be asked to administer this sacrament.
Please call the parish office (636-239-6701) or speak to one of the priests to arrange a time to request this sacrament.