Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick
Jesus came in order to show God's love.
He often did this in places where we feel especially threatened:
in the weakening of our life through sickness.
God wants us to become well in body and soul
and, therefore, to believe and to acknowledge
the coming of God's kingdom.
The sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick
can be received by any Catholic whose health
is in a critical state.
One can receive the Anointing of the Sick
several times in one's life.
Therefore, it makes sense for young people
to ask for this sacrament also.
On such occasions many Catholics combine the
Anointing of the Sick with a confession.
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The sacrament of Anointing of the Sick is given
to those who are seriously ill by anointing them
on the forehead and hands
with duly blessed oil - pressed from olives or from other plants -
saying, only once:
"Through this holy anointing
may the Lord
in his love and mercy help you
with the grace of the Holy Spirit.
May the Lord
who frees you from sin
save you and raise you up."
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