I recently attended a retreat by a catholic organization. At the very end, there was oil being dispensed by several “officers” , on the forehead with sign of the cross, and on both palms of the hands. I asked if the oil had been blessed and the person said yes.
I was not sure what this all meant. I thought that Annointing with Oil is one of our seven Sacraments, and can only be administered by a priest, or at least by someone deligated by a priest, to someone who is ill or dying, with benefits of healing and forgiveness of all sins.
Can any group do this as part of a program?