Anointing of the Sick "has as its purpose the conferral of a special grace on the Christian experiencing the difficulties inherent in the condition of grave illness or old age" (CCC #1527).
"We are still in our 'earthly tent,' subject to suffering, illness, and death. This new life as a child of God can be weakened and even lost by sin. The Lord Jesus Christ, physician of our souls and bodies, who forgave the sins of the paralytic and restored him to bodily health, has willed that his Church continue, in the power of the Holy Spirit, his work of healing and salvation, even among her own members" (CCC #1420-1421).
Anyone who is seriously ill, preparing for surgery, or suffering from the effects old age, is eligible to receive this Sacrament. Please call the parish office at (517) 482-4749 to schedule a time.