Our Lady of the Lake Roman Catholic Church
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Monday through
Thursday from
4:30 - 5:00 PM

2:45 - 3:45 PM


Anointing of the Sick

Is there anyone sick among you?  He should ask for the presbyters of the church.  They in turn are to pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord.  This prayer uttered in faith will reclaim the one who is ill, and the Lord will restore him to health.  If he has committed any sins, forgiveness will be his."

James 5:14–15


Here are commonly asked questions about this sacrament:

Q:  Who should receive the Sacrament of the Sick?

A:  Anyone who is ill, about to have or has had surgery, the chronically ill, those suffering terminal or other illnesses.

Q:  When should the sacrament of the sick be administered?

A:  It is not necessary to wait until a person is dying before calling a priest. The   
     Anointing of the Sick “is not a sacrament for those only who are at the point of  
     death.”  Catechism of the Catholic Church  #1514  pg. 421.

     It is not necessary to wait until just before surgery to call.  You may call at any time
     there is a serious illness.  When you are planning a surgery, you may call to have
     the sacrament administered before going to the hospital. 

Q:  I have had the anointing in the past, and I am ill again (or need another surgery, etc.)
      May I have the sacrament of the sick again?

A:  If it has been a while and you are experiencing another illness, you may receive the    
      sacrament again.

At Our Lady of the Lake, the Anointing of the Sick is available upon request. Call the Parish Life Center 985 626-5671 and in case of an emergency or after hours you will be directed to an emergency phone number.



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