Anointing of the Sick & Funerals

Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick

If you, or a loved one need to receive the Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick, please contact the parish office at (912) 356-6980.

“Through this holy anointing may the Lord in his love and mercy help you with the grace of the Holy Spirit”

PLEASE do not hesitate to call and ask for the sacrament of the sick. Even at the onset of an illness, you can and should call for a priest. This sacrament is a sacrament of healing!

According to Canon Law, “the anointing of the sick may be administered to the faithful who have the use of reason and begin to fall into danger as a result of illness or old age. Great care and concern should be taken to see that those of the faithful whose health is seriously impaired by sickness or old age receive this sacrament.

Among those who may be anointed, the Ritual mentions in particular: those undergoing surgery whenever a serious illness is the reason for the surgery; elderly people if they have become notably weakened even though no serious illness is present; sick children if they have sufficient use of reason to be strengthened by this sacrament.”

If you or a loved one is home-bound or in a nursing home, you should be receiving Holy Communion weekly. Please contact the parish office at (912) 356-6980 to set up a weekly visit by one of our Eucharistic Ministers.

Funerals

The death of a loved one is a stressful time. When someone you love dies, please call the parish office immediately to make plans for the Funeral Mass. The Mass is the most powerful prayer in the Catholic Faith and we want to pray for the happy repose of soul of our beloved dead and for the consolation of their families.

Our ordinary practice is to have a wake with a rosary or Scriptural vigil service at the funeral home the night before the funeral. The funeral mass will be celebrated in the parish church, with interment and blessing of the grave to follow at the cemetery. If you desire different arrangements for special circumstances, just communicate these to the priest.

May God bless you and be with you in this time of grief.

“I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die. Do you believe this?” [John 11:25-26]