“Are any among you sick?  They should call for the elders of the church and have them pray over them, anointing them with oil.”  James 5:14

The Anointing of the Sick is administered to bring spiritual and even physical strength during an illness, especially near the time of death.  It is most likely one of the last sacraments one will receive.  As with all sacraments, this rite is performed to convey God's grace to the recipient through the power of the Holy Spirit.  If you would like a priest to perform the sacrament of Anointing of the Sick for you or a loved one, please call the Parish Office at 815-725-6880.  If after hours, please choose the telephone prompt option to leave a message for the Priest in the event of an emergency.