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Sacramental Needs

For Catholic patients, the Sacrament of the Sick is available from a priest. This is a healing sacrament. Years ago people often waited until a time of crisis for sacra- mental care in the form of anointing with the blessed Oil of the Sick. Because of the emergency nature of the request and the situation of imminent death, the sacra- ment became known as Extreme Unction and was referred to as "Last Rites." The Sacrament of the Sick, as it is now called, can be received by a person in many different situations - examples include the following: Sacramental Needs - Last Rites

  • At the time of a serious medical diagnosis 
  • In preparation for surgery
  • When weakness occurs due to advanced age
  • When a chronic condition worsens


Communion is also available for Catholic patients on a regular basis.

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