ANOINTING OF THE SICK
The Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick gives strength and support and can be administered to anyone struggling with an illness.
The Catechism of the Catholic Church states that when the sick are anointed they should be "assisted by their pastor and the whole ecclesial community, which is invited to surround the sick in a special way through their prayers and fraternal attention" (1516). "Like all the sacraments the Anointing of the Sick is a liturgical and communal celebration…It is very fitting to celebrate it within the Eucharist" (1517).
If you know that you are going into the hospital for a procedure and would like to be anointed, please call before you are admitted.