- 9:00 am - 10:00 am
- Sacred Heart Catholic Church
655 C Ave
Coronado, CA 92118
The Advent Mass for the Anointing of the Sick will be followed by a reception in the Parish Hall.
The Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick is the Church’s sacrament for those who are sick and aging, and is a sacred moment when we pray for God’s grace to strengthen someone who is suffering from any form of illness. The Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick is perhaps the most misunderstood of all the Sacraments – many remember the times when the Sacrament was reserved only for those who were dying. While our theology has not changed, our practice has. Anyone who is facing a serious illness or operation is encouraged to request this Sacrament.
Today, the Church teaches that the Anointing of the Sick is for the seriously ill. A person need not be in danger of dying. The Sacrament can be received more than once over the course of an illness, as a person’s health changes. We encourage you to request this Sacrament early during the course of a serious illness.