Anointing of the Sick


#1

Here is the situation, my dad is not doing well health wise. I would like for him to receive the sacrament of anointing of the sick. However, he doesn’t want it. He is getting a little senile, so not sure if that is part of the reason he doesn’t want it. He received it years ago, but I think it would be beneficial for him to receive it again.

Has anyone been in this situation. I will probably call to speak with my parish priest and see what he thinks.


#2

The Church teaches that The Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick forgives sins for those who are unconscious and unable to confess them. However, this is not it's principal effect.


#3

Definitely consult your priest. I’m concerned that he doesn’t want it. Perhaps a visit from the priest or deacon is just what the doctor ordered.

Will pray for you and him.


#4

Many elderly people still associate the Anointing of the sick with dying. Perhaps a visit from a priest just to talk first might convince him that it is for the seriously ill as well. I am in a similar situation with my mom but I think I may have her convinced to gat anointed.


#5

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