THE SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION (also referred to as Confession or Penance)
The sacramental celebration in which, through God’s mercy and forgiveness, the sinner is reconciled with God and also with the Church, Christ’s Body, which is wounded by sin. Catechism of the Catholic Church - Glossary (For more information about this sacrament, look in the Catechism of the Catholic Church #1422-1455, 1468)
Confessions are heard every Saturday from 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM or by appointment.
ANOINTING OF THE SICK
The Anointing of the Sick “is not a sacrament for those only who are at the point of death. Hence, as soon as anyone of the faithful begins to be in danger of death from sickness or old age, the fitting time for him to receive this sacrament has certainly already arrived.”(CCC #1514)
If a sick person who received this anointing recovers his health, he can in the case of another grave illness receive this sacrament again. If during the same illness the person’s condition becomes more serious, the sacrament may be repeated. It is fitting to receive the Anointing of the Sick just prior to a serious operation. The same holds true for the elderly whose frailty becomes more pronounced. (CCC #1515)(For more information, look in the Catechism of the Catholic Church #1499, 1520, 1523, 1526-1532)