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The Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick
Questions Has illness affected you or someone you know? How did you deal with the illness? Have you ever experienced the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick yourself or with another? What was the experience like?
Overview of Evening Prayer Intro to evening Age specific learning Dismiss adults with children Gather for closing prayer
Age Specific Learning Preschool with Maureen Grades 1-5 Libby Grades 6-8 Dennis Grade 9 Fr. Matt Adults with Fr. Tom
Ground Rules Participation is optional If someone says “pass” move on Ask questions anytime Share as much as comfortable Let Jesus speak to you
Main Points Illness and how it affects us Biblically based healing The effects of the Anointing of the Sick It is Jesus himself in the sacrament who touches
Definition of Sacrament Signs of grace, instituted by Christ and given to the Church, by which divine life is dispensed to us. The visible rites by which the sacraments are celebrated signify and make present the graces proper to each sacrament.
Biblical Reference Matthew 8:14-15 Matthew 8:5-13 Matthew 8:1-3 Luke 8:43-48 Luke 13:11-13 John 9:1-12
CCC 1499 By the sacred anointing of the sick and the prayer of the priests the whole Church commends those who are ill to the suffering and glorified Lord, that he may raise them up and save them. And indeed she exhorts them to contribute to the good of the People of God by freely uniting themselves to the Passion and death of Christ.
Illness in Human Life CCC1500- Illness and suffering have always been among the gravest problems confronted in human life. In Illness, we experience our powerlessness, our limitations, and finitude. Every illness can make us glimpse death.
Illness in Human Life CCC 1501 – Illness can lead to anguish, self-absorption, sometimes even despair and revolt against God. It can also make a person more mature, helping him discern in his life what is not essential so that he can turn toward that which is. Very often illness provokes a search for God and a return to him.
Illness in Human Life CCC 1504 –Often Jesus asks the sick to believe. He makes use of signs to heal: spittle and laying on of hands, mud and washing. The sick try to touch him, for power came forth from him and healed them all. And so in the sacraments Christ continues to “touch” us in order to heal us.
Illness in Human Life CCC 1505 – On the cross Jesus took upon himself the whole weight of evil and took away the sin of the world, of which illness is only a consequence… Christ gives new meaning to suf- fering: it can configure us to him and unite us with his redemptive Passion.
Who Receives the Sacrament CCC 1514&15 – The Anointing of the Sick is not a sacrament for those only who are at the point of death. As soon as anyone of the faithful begin to be in danger of death from sickness or old age the time to anoint has arrived. The sacrament may be repeated.
Where can anointing take place HospitalHome Accident scene Church Almost anywhere
Words of Anointing Through this holy anointing may the Lord in his love and mercy help you with the grace of the Holy Spirit (anoint forehead) Through this holy anointing may the Lord in his love and mercy help you with the grace of the Holy Spirit (anoint forehead) May the Lord who frees you from sin save you and raise you up (anoint hands)
Oil of the Infirm Blessed by bishop at Chrism Mass during Holy Week One of three oils blessed Brought back to each parish Christian/Catholic connection
Effects of Anointing Uniting the sick with Jesus and the Church Providing strength and courage to face illness or age Forgiveness of sins Restoration of health Preparation for eternal life
Question Think of people you know who are seriously ill, facing surgery, or reaching old age. How could the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick help them?
Terminology Extreme Unction Last Rites Viaticum Anointing of the Sick Communal anointing
Conclusion Illness and how it affects us Biblically based healing The effects of the Anointing of the Sick It is Jesus who touches
Request Need volunteers to be anointed at all Masses on the weekend of January 26-27 2 or 3 at every Mass Please see me after presentation Thanks
Next Time February 10,11 and 13 Sacrament of Marriage Expanding Horizons – May 9-18 Sacraments of vocations (Marriage and Holy Orders) Bring Bibles and Catechism Everyone is welcome