Anointing of the Sick

The Anointing of the Sick is one of the two Sacraments of Healing. Formerly known as Extreme Unction or Last Rites, it was received only at the time of death. Under its new name, the Anointing of the Sick strikes a pastoral balance to those who may be seriously ill and to those who are near death. This sacrament is also given to those who may be facing a surgery. Call the rectory at (773) 779-1515 to ask Fr. Jim to receive this sacrament either at home, the hospital, or a nursing home.