Jul 13, 2015

Sunday Sermon, July 12 -- The Anointing of the Sick

14th Sunday in Ordinary Time -- July 12.

We read in the Sunday Gospel that the Twelve anointed many sick persons which oil and cured them -- this indicates the matter of the sacrament of anointing of the sick, perhaps the most misunderstood sacrament in the Church today. In this homily, we discuss the nature and pastoral use of Anointing of the Sick.

Below the audio is a list of articles that will help to clarify further: 

Listen online [here]!

This sacrament is only given in danger of death  Anointing of the Sick is called the sacrament of the dying [here] 
Only the sick can receive this sacrament – When should I receive anointing of the sick; or How sick is sick? [here]
When surgery may occasion this sacrament – Should anointing of the sick be given before surgery? [here]
Only priests can confer this sacrament  Why can't deacons confer Anointing of the Sick [here]
Young children can’t receive this sacrament – Why can’t young children receive anointing of the sick? [here]