Anointing of the Sick and Last Rites
Anointing of the Sick is a Sacrament given to us by God with the purpose of offering special spiritual assistance to those who are seriously ill, preparing for serious surgery, or are advanced in years and, as a result, have need for a special grace.
Usually, the Sacrament of Anointing is offered on an "as needed" basis one-on-one. Therefore, if you or a loved one is seriously ill or advanced in years please contact the parish office to set up a time to receive this Sacrament. It can also be offered after any Mass.
Anointing of the Sick is also offered as "Last Rites" when death is immanent. Please don't hesitate to contact the parish office immediately at 815-338-3377 if someone you know is in need of Last Rites and the Commendation of the Dying. If it is after office hours please call the rectory emergency number at 815-338-4355 to get in touch with one of the priests.