Anointing of the Sick - Saint Michael Church

Aug 31, 2023

The Importance of the Anointing of the Sick

In the Catholic Church, the sacrament of Anointing of the Sick is a crucial element of our faith and beliefs. This sacrament is administered to those who are ill, suffering, or facing serious health conditions. At Lima First Assembly of God, we recognize the significance of this sacrament and strive to provide a compassionate and meaningful experience for those in need.

The Purpose and Meaning of Anointing

Anointing of the Sick is an ancient practice rooted in the teachings of Jesus Christ and the early Christian community. It is a sacrament of healing, offering spiritual, emotional, and physical support to individuals facing illness or injury. Through the anointing with holy oil and the prayers of the priests, we believe that God's healing grace is bestowed upon the recipient.

Who Can Receive Anointing of the Sick?

Anointing of the Sick is available to anyone who is experiencing a serious illness, undergoing surgery, or facing a health condition that significantly impacts their well-being. It is not solely reserved for those who are terminally ill, but rather offered to anyone in need of spiritual and physical healing. If you or a loved one are in need of this sacrament, we encourage you to reach out to Saint Michael Church for guidance and support.

The Rite of Anointing

The Rite of Anointing is a deeply symbolic and sacred experience. It typically takes place within the context of a communal liturgy or during a home or hospital visitation. The priest begins by offering prayers for healing and comfort, followed by the anointing of the forehead and hands with holy oil. The anointing is accompanied by the laying on of hands and special blessing prayers. This sacrament is a powerful source of spiritual strength and consolation for the recipient.

The Benefits of Anointing of the Sick

Anointing of the Sick offers numerous benefits to individuals who receive it. Beyond the spiritual and emotional support, it can provide physical relief and comfort. The sacrament helps individuals to find peace, strength, and hope in the midst of their suffering. It reminds them of God's presence and love, even in times of great difficulty. Furthermore, Anointing of the Sick fosters community and solidarity among the faithful, as we come together to support and care for one another.

The Role of Faith Communities in Anointing of the Sick

Here at Lima First Assembly of God, we believe in the power of community and the importance of supporting one another in times of need. Our faith community is dedicated to providing a welcoming and inclusive environment where the sacraments are accessible to all. Through the administration of Anointing of the Sick, we aim to strengthen the bond between individuals, their faith, and their relationship with God. We strive to offer comfort, hope, and prayerful assistance in the face of illness and suffering.

Contact Saint Michael Church for Anointing of the Sick

If you or someone you know is in need of the sacrament of Anointing of the Sick, we invite you to reach out to Saint Michael Church. Our dedicated clergy and pastoral team are here to support you through prayer, guidance, and the administration of this sacrament. We understand the challenges that come with illness and aim to provide the necessary spiritual care during these difficult times. Please contact us to learn more about Anointing of the Sick and to seek the support you or your loved one may need.


The Anointing of the Sick is a sacrament of healing and spiritual nourishment. It provides solace, strength, and hope to individuals facing illness, injury, or health conditions. At Lima First Assembly of God, we strive to offer a compassionate and meaningful experience for those in need of this sacrament. Through the power of prayer, anointing with holy oil, and the support of our faith community, we walk alongside individuals, offering them comfort, grace, and the presence of God in their journey towards healing. If you require the Anointing of the Sick, do not hesitate to reach out to Saint Michael Church, where we are dedicated to providing the necessary support and care.

Mike Morden
So grateful for the healing sacrament! 🙏🙌 Sending prayers to those in need 🌟
Nov 8, 2023
Melissa Morris
🙏 Powerful healing sacrament at Saint Michael Church! 🙌
Oct 6, 2023