The Catholic Church recognizes seven sacraments, instituted by Christ Himself, which are outward signs of an inward grace acting in our souls.
Sacrament of the Sick:
Traditionally referred to as Extreme Unction or last rites, the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick was previously most commonly administered to the dying, for the remission of sins and the provision of spiritual strength and health. In modern times, however, its use has been expanded to all who are gravely ill or are about to undergo a serious operation, and the Church stresses a secondary effect of the sacrament: to help a person recover his health.
Sacrament of the Sick at OLP:
If you are sick and would like to receive Holy Communion or to receive the Sacrament of the Anointing in your home, nursing home, assisted living center or hospital, please call the parish office at 314-993-2280.
The Sacrament of the Anointing is also offered the last Saturday of each month after the 9:00 a.m.