Anointing of the Sick

PLEASE NOTE: During the current crisis, the Sacrament of the Sick will not be offered after Mass; please call either parish office to arrange (St. John: 781-235-0045 or St. Paul: 781-235-1060).

Anointing of the Sick is a sacrament of healing which brings Christ’s strength, comfort, and healing to those who are suffering in spirit, mind or body.  It is for people who are getting ready for surgery, the very sick, those suffering infirmities of age and for anyone near death. It can be celebrated anywhere, and it can be received more than once.

For those parishioners seriously ill or preparing for an operation or hospital stay, this sacrament is celebrated on the first Saturday of the month following the Vigil Mass, or by arrangement with one of our priests – please call either parish office (St. John: 781-235-0045 or St. Paul: 781-235-1060).