Anointing of the Sick


Through the ministry of the priest, it is Jesus who touches the sick to heal them from sin - and sometimes even from physical ailment. The core message of his healing tells us of his plan to conquer sin and death by his dying and rising. 

The Rite of Anointing tells us there is no need to wait until a person is at the point of death to receive the Sacrament. 

The primary effect of the Sacrament is a spiritual healing by which the sick person receives the Holy Spirit's gift of peace and courage to deal with the difficulties that accompany serious illness or frailty of old age. 

You may request the Sacrament by calling 605.787.5168. If the request is after hours, please call the emergency number listed on the voicemail.