Annointing of the Sick
Pastoral Care of the Sick or Homebound
St. Francis of Assisi Priests, Deacons, and Pastoral Ministers are available to provide for the sick and homebound. Our Priests provide individual anointing, reconciliation and Holy Communion. Other ministers bring Holy Communion, prayer, and a listening presence to their visits. Unfortunately, because of the size of our parish, we don’t always know of individual situations and we do not want to lose contact with you. To better serve you, we are asking to be notified of anyone who is hospitalized, moves to a care facility, or becomes homebound. We encourage family members and friends to call the parish office at to alert us to a person’s change in status and to arrange for a pastoral visit (920) 684-3718.
Anointing of the Sick
Anointing of the Sick is the sacrament that is received by those who are ill or suffering. By the sacred anointing and the prayer of the priest, the whole church commends those who are sick to Christ. The sick person receives the Holy Spirit's gifts of strength, faith, peace, and courage, and his or her suffering is united with the suffering of Christ for the building up of the Church. (Catechism of the Catholic Church, nos. 1520-23).
Individual Anointing is available upon request by calling the parish office at (920) 684-3718. In addition to any illness, a person may be anointed before surgery or if in a weakened condition even if no serious illness is present. Anointing is offered twice a year to the homebound, and individuals in assisted living and long-term care facilities.
Communal celebration is offered three times per year.