Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick is the anointing which
is given by a bishop or priest to those who are seriously ill. A
sick person may be anointed before surgery, whenever a serious
illness is the reason for the surgery. Elderly people may be
anointed if they have become notably weakened, even though no
serious illness is present. Sick children may be anointed if
they have sufficient use of reason to be strengthened by this
What are the effects
of this Sacrament?
The effects of this Sacrament are to comfort and strengthen those who
are seriously ill, to forgive their sins and to restore their health
if this is God's will, or to prepare them for eternal life.
is there for this Sacrament?
The authority for this Sacrament is found in Scripture :
''Is anyone sick among
you? Let him bring in the priests of the Church; and let them
pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord.
And the prayer of faith will save the sick man; and the Lord
will raise him up; and if he has committed sins he will be
forgiven" (Letter of James 5).
Celebration of the Sacrament
If you wish to recieve the sacrament please contact the parish office or speak to one of the priests. Each year on the feast days of Our Lady of Lourdes and Our Lady of Walsingham anointing of the sick is celebrated within a special mass at Ealing Abbey. All those who are elegible are invited to attend along with their carers, family and friends and the wider parish