Anointing of the Sick

The Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick

Traditionally referred to as Extreme Unction or Last Rites, since it was requested primarily when a person was thought to be near the time of death. However, the Anointing of the Sick is also administered to bring spiritual and even physical strength during a severe illness or when a person is to undergo a critical surgery or treatment.  This sacrament unites a sick person’s suffering with that of Jesus Christ and brings forgiveness of sins.   This sacrament can be repeated in as much as it is required due to a change in the state of a person’s health.  It is most likely one of the last sacraments one will receive.   Oil, a symbol of strength, is the sign of this sacrament. A person is anointed with oil and receives the laying on of hands from a priest.

Anointing of a person at the Parish, Hospital or Home 

In case you require the Pastor to anoint you or any of your family members / acquaintances in case of imminent death or a severe surgery, please call the Parish Office to set an appointment with the Pastor, subjected the availability of both parties.  Particular attention will be given to the critical cases. 

Parish Office
Mrs. Gigliola (Gigi) Tavernese
Office Administrator 
Tel. (519) 449.5143
Tuesday to Friday, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM