ACTIONS DONE MEANING The priest comes to visit the sick person The church is concerned for the sick person The family and friends of the sick person gather around and Relatives and representatives of the community express their pray. The acknowledge their sins, ask God’s forgiveness, not concern for the total welfare of the sick person. only for themselves but also for the one who is suffering The priest place his hands on the head of the sick person This symbolizes the healing touch of Jesus and the sharing of his healing Spirit. It also symbolizes the care of God and the Church for whoever is sick. The priest ask for divine assistance over the sick person. The priest anoints with blessed oil the sick person’s forehead The special grace of the sacrament is communicated to the and hands and says:”Through this holy anointing, may the patient. Oil is a symbol of the Holy Spirit, of strength, and ofLord, In His love and mercy, help you with the grace of the Holy health. The anointing of oil and the accompanying the words Spirit, may the Lord, who frees you from sin, save you and of the priest become sources of encouragement for the sick. It raise you up. Amen” strengthens them against the temptations of the devil and frees them from anxiety.
•enlightening then and helping themface their situation realistically•helping them discern God’swill for them•leading them back to God•making them realize that after anillness, there is growth•do acts thoughtfulness and kindness likevisiting them and sending them cards,flowers or books•pray for them