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Anointing of the Sick

This sacrament is most commonly administered to the dying, for the remission of sins and the provision of spiritual strength and health. It is also administered to those who are gravely ill or are about to undergo a serious operation to help a person recover his health. 

Please call the parish office at 417-887-6472 if you or a loved one is in need of the Anointing of the Sick. 

“Is anyone among you sick? Let him bring in the presbyters [priests] of the Church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer of faith will save the sick man, and the Lord will raise him up, and if he be in sins, they shall be forgiven him.”  JAMES 5:14-15 

"By the sacred anointing of the sick and the prayer of the priests the whole Church commends those who are ill to the suffering and glorified Lord, that he may raise them up and save them. And indeed she exhorts them to contribute to the good of the People of God by freely uniting themselves to the Passion and death of Christ.”  CATECHISM, 1499