Jesus Christ is the healer. Jesus saw
the hurting people in his midst and responded to them holistically, both
to their bodies and spirits. Healing was a principle sign of the coming
of God’s kingdom. Jesus’ healing ministry should be seen in the context
of his forgiving sin and his proclamation of God’s kingdom and the need
for repentance. Jesus charged his disciples to continue his message and
Today, the sacrament of Anointing the Sick is administered not only to the dying but also to those who are sick; it is administered with the laying on of hands, a biblical symbol of Jesus’ touch and the outpouring of the Spirit of strength, love and forgiveness, together with the anointing with blessed oil. People are encouraged to request the sacrament during serious illness or before a serious operation.
The celebration of the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick is offered publicly two or three times a year in the parish church.