Does a person have to be dying to receive this sacrament?
No. The Catechism says,
“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 you or a family member are experiencing declining health or are preparing for surgery please call our parish office to arrange for a priest to visit.
For questions regarding funeral scheduling and arrangements please contact the Parish Center: 949/ 586-4440.