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Old Mar 21, '08, 3:26 am
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Default Sick Call set? How, exactly, is it used?

I realize that there are things you should have on hand if a priest visits for annointing the sick... but what, exactly, are these things used for?

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I realize that there are things you should have on hand if a priest visits for annointing the sick... but what, exactly, are these things used for?

http://www.cenacle.co.uk/products.asp?partno=N0103
The tray would just hold all the items.

The candles would be set out next to the crucifix and lit. We always have candles burning in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament and during reception of the sacraments.

The paten would be used during the patient's Communion: placed under the chin to catch the Host should it fall.

The holy water would be used to sprinkle the person as a reminder of his/her baptism.

The finger bowl, well, either for the priest to clean his fingers before giving Communion or after the anointing with the Oil of the Sick.
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Default Re: Sick Call set? How, exactly, is it used?

To be honest, I wouldn't expect many people to have these. Equally, the Priest might bring them/some.
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To be honest, I wouldn't expect many people to have these. Equally, the Priest might bring them/some.
Years ago a kit like that might have been a staple in a home where a sick or elderly person resided. Perhaps not purchased as a set, and probably not silver plated, but definitely there would be a crucifix, candles & holy water always available for the priest's sick call and people would have known how to set it up in preparation for a priest's visit.

Today, the priest usually carries a lot of that with him and although it's still called for, I haven't seen a paten used in decades.
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Default Re: Sick Call set? How, exactly, is it used?

I noticed a notice on the parish bulletin board saying that such a set could be checked out from the parish library.

Do they have to be blessed beeswax candles? I think we have some of those, but it wouldn't hurt to make sure. Then, we could have a small bottle of holy water always on hand. As for a crucifix... unless it is meant to stand up on a table, wouldn't one of the crucifixes on our wall do just as well?
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I noticed a notice on the parish bulletin board saying that such a set could be checked out from the parish library.

Do they have to be blessed beeswax candles? I think we have some of those, but it wouldn't hurt to make sure. Then, we could have a small bottle of holy water always on hand. As for a crucifix... unless it is meant to stand up on a table, wouldn't one of the crucifixes on our wall do just as well?
Although we always had blessed candles in the house, the candles we use in the church aren't blessed so I'd say plain candles are just fine. While beeswax ones emit beautiful light and smell lovely, paraffin candles are fine.

You can always get holy water at the church and yes, if there's a crucifix prominent on the wall of that room there wouldn't be a need for another.
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Growing up we had sick call crucifixes in each of the bedrooms. Not as elaborate as the silver set, but containing the essentials.

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Years ago a kit like that might have been a staple in a home where a sick or elderly person resided. Perhaps not purchased as a set, and probably not silver plated, but definitely there would be a crucifix, candles & holy water always available for the priest's sick call and people would have known how to set it up in preparation for a priest's visit.

Today, the priest usually carries a lot of that with him and although it's still called for, I haven't seen a paten used in decades.
There are so many different options from past years of the kinds of sets used in homes -- I have been fascinated by them and have a small collection.

This is the kind I grew up with http://cgi.ebay.com/13-Stained-Walnu...QQcmdZViewItem


If I was still in collecting mode I would get this one !

http://cgi.ebay.com/ANTIQUE-1904-CAT...QQcmdZViewItem

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...link:middle:us

This one is a bit odd: http://cgi.ebay.com/Antique-Last-Rit...QQcmdZViewItem






Glad to see prices are more reasonable on these (there was a rush on price one time because of a mistaken ID on Antiques Roadshow) http://cgi.ebay.com/VINTAGE-VIATICUM...QQcmdZViewItem

http://cgi.ebay.com/antique-Jesus-ca...QQcmdZViewItem

Ohh I have this one - paid alot less at the time:

http://cgi.ebay.com/Antique-Catholic...QQcmdZViewItem
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When I was a child back in the early 60s we had a sick call crucifix. It was used when Fr. would come to the house to give my grandmother (who had a broken hip) Communion. As an altar boy, it was my duty to set it up and assist Fr. When my grandmother was at death's door in 65, we used it when Fr. came to give her Extreme Unction (Last Rites, Viaticum) for which I also served. There was no concept of the Sacrament of the Sick back then.
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Default Re: Sick Call set? How, exactly, is it used?

The Priest has a set he brings with him. These are from the older days. It would still be nice to have one though I think.
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Today, the priest usually carries a lot of that with him and although it's still called for, I haven't seen a paten used in decades.
Just like at many Masses, sadly.
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Just like at many Masses, sadly.
They do seem to be very rare. I can only think of 2 parishes around here that use them. I was surprised (or maybe shocked is more accurate) to read the following for the first time:


The following are also to be prepared:

  1. Next to the priest's chair: the Missal and, as needed, a hymnal;
  2. At the ambo: the Lectionary;
  3. On the credence table: the chalice, a corporal, a purificator, and, if appropriate, the pall; the paten and, if needed, ciboria; bread for the Communion of the priest who presides, the deacon, the ministers, and the people; cruets containing the wine and the water, unless all of these are presented by the faithful in procession at the Offertory; the vessel of water to be blessed, if the asperges occurs; the Communion-plate for the Communion of the faithful; and whatever is needed for the washing of hands.
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The Communion-plate for the Communion of the faithful should be retained, so as to avoid the danger of the sacred host or some fragment of it falling. (Redemptionis Sacramentum 93)



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There are so many different options from past years of the kinds of sets used in homes -- I have been fascinated by them and have a small collection.

This is the kind I grew up with http://cgi.ebay.com/13-Stained-Walnu...QQcmdZViewItem


If I was still in collecting mode I would get this one !

http://cgi.ebay.com/ANTIQUE-1904-CAT...QQcmdZViewItem

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...link:middle:us

This one is a bit odd: http://cgi.ebay.com/Antique-Last-Rit...QQcmdZViewItem






Glad to see prices are more reasonable on these (there was a rush on price one time because of a mistaken ID on Antiques Roadshow) http://cgi.ebay.com/VINTAGE-VIATICUM...QQcmdZViewItem

http://cgi.ebay.com/antique-Jesus-ca...QQcmdZViewItem

Ohh I have this one - paid alot less at the time:

http://cgi.ebay.com/Antique-Catholic...QQcmdZViewItem

I think I have seen Sick Call Sets similar to all of these recently. If I remember correctly most of them were at a parish museum. Very interesting. I've been thinking that it would be nice to have one around.

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