We believe that the heart of God is to be with us during this time of trial. We also remember that Jesus Christ himself healed many who were sick and instituted this sacrament by giving this power to his followers.
The visit by the priest is very important as Pope Francis states:
It is Jesus himself who comes to relive the sick person, to give him strength, to give him hope, to help him, and also to forgive his sins. And this is very beautiful! And one must not think that this is taboo, because in times of pain and illness it is always good to know that we are not alone: the priest and those who are present during the Anointing of the Sick, in fact, represent the entire Christian community that as one body huddle’s around the one who suffers and his family, nurturing their faith and hope, and supporting them through their prayers and fraternal warmth.
The heart of Jesus is a heart of love. So don’t be shy to allow his grace to be showered upon you in your time of need!
When facing a serious illness or surgery, please contact the parish office and request that a priest come to anoint you. 503-222-2055
There are also communal Anointing of the Sick after Mass at the Church. Please check the Parish calendar for the next community Anointing of the Sick after Mass.
Communion to the Homebound
At times, parishioners cannot attend the Eucharistic celebrations at Church due to sickness or injury. Eucharistic Ministers of the Sick bring Holy Communion to the sick and the homebound in the Parish. They provide the regular benefit of this sacrament to these people and in a special way keep these people connected to the Body of Christ. If you know of someone who is in need of receiving communion at home, please call 503-222-2055.