I am a convert to the church. Although my Father was (lapsed) Catholic, my mother brought us up to be Lutheran. She always lived faithfully and loyally, was a splendid mother and we love her dearly, even though my ddecision to enter the Catholic church upset her at the time. In time, however, she has come to my wedding in the church, my son’s Christening and Confirmation. She has never drunk to excess, has always worn a cross and watched TV shows with church services , but was almost childlike in her lack of spite or guile. She has always been a believer, but going to her church has been difficult.
Her mind has really become so confused, she is really childlike and having to tell her that her only brother died recently has been awful. Worse, I feel she is having no spiritual input at all. I bought her a bible which she has not touched, a small book of prayers to guardian angels was mmore successful, but she has not had Holy Communion for years-the Lutherans do not have it. Worse still there is no hope of her ever converting now, and she is so unco-operative and demanding, I have to pray for great patience!
Is there any chance that my mother could have the Sacrament of the Sick now she is in this cruel twilight world? I have prayed but have wished so much she could receive our Lord int he Eucharist, that he could be close to her.I know in danger of death this can be administered, but is there any way that it can be done. Her Lutheran pastor is not in evidence at all, as many clergy ‘write off’ Demmentia victims as a waste of time. She told me today how alone she feels. My husband has been wonderfully supportive, and my son helps too.Has anyone any advice? Live in UK.