In the Catholic Church's Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick, formally known as Last Rites, through the ministry of a priest, it is Jesus who touches the sick to heal them from sin. The core message of healing is that it 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. A careful judgment about the serious nature of the illness is sufficient.
When the Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick is given, 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 the frailty of old age.
Once a year, the parish celebrates a Mass of Healing for all those seeking comfort from sickness, addiction or emotional issues. All are welcome. Please check the parish website or call the office for details.
If you or a family member would like to celebrate the Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick, please call the parish office to arrange a date and time with one of our priests.
Parish Office: 973-635-0625
In an emergency situation after business hours, please call the office phone number 973-635-0625 and dial extension 5.