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Our Lady of Guadalupe Church

4100 Blue Mound Road

Fort Worth, Texas 76106

817.626.7421

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Anointing of the Sick


SACRAMENT OF ANOINTING


One of the many mysteries in our Christian life is illness, hurt, and pain; how to combine God’s love towards his creatures and the fact that many times we fall sick, sometimes gravelly, is, to say the least, a challenge to our faith.  In our Catholic Tradition one of the seven sacraments deals with that reality: the Sacrament of Anointing of the sick.    From the very beginning, as we read in James 5:14-15, the Church has approached that reality from the point of view of faith and community, as Church approaches everything in our Christian life.


The Sacrament of Anointing is for any Catholic who is seriously ill or facing serious surgery or treatment; it can be received as many times as one is seriously ill –a serious illness is not the influenza or a tooth ache! - and what we ask God is to heal the sick and for them to be comforted with God’s presence though the Sacrament.  Many people consider this the “last rites” when someone is dying, and even though dying people may receive this Sacrament, or even better find solace in the Viaticum, the subject of this Sacrament is the sick person, not the dying.  

 

We will have a communal / bilingual celebration of this sacrament on Sunday June 1st. at 5:00 pm. If you or someone you know needs this Sacrament, we encourage you to come. At the same time, do contact the Ministry of the Sick group if interested in a fellow parishioner go, visit and pray with and for the sick person.