It is the Sacrament which, through the anointing with blessed oil by the priest, and through his prayer, health and strength is conferred to the soul and sometimes to the body.
Extreme Unction or anointing of the sick is a true and proper Sacrament instituted by Jesus Christ.The remote matter of Extreme Unction is oil.The form consists in the prayer of the priest for the sick person which accomplishes the anointing.Extreme Unction gives the sick person sanctifying grace in order to strengthen him.
Extreme Unction effects the remission of grievous sins still remaining and of venial sins. Extreme Unction sometimes effects the restoration of bodily health, if this be of spiritual advantage. Only Bishops and priests can validly administer Extreme Unction.
Two ways how Jesus made sure that even if He is no longer around, the healing He brings will continue1. By His teachings- Jesus taught the people that caring for the sick is a responsibility of all his followers and not only of a chosen few.
2. By His act of passing on the ministry of healing to His apostles- Today, the Church continues Jesus’ healing ministry through the Sacraments.
SACRAMENT HOW IT BRING ABOUT SOME KIND OF HEALINGReconciliation - Heals our sinfulnessConfirmation - Eradicates our fear of witnessing to ChristHoly - Heals the wounds of division in the ChurchEucharistMatrimony - Heals our tendency to be self- centeredAnointing of - Brings Jesus’ loving and compassionate healingthe Sick to bear on those suffering serious sickness
1. The Sacrament is not only for those who are at the brink of death, but is meant for baptized Christians who are sick.- Extreme Unction- Pastoral Care for the Dying Viaticum- the Eucharist given to a dying person- Anointing of the Sick- Pastoral Care for the Sick
2. Minister of the Sacrament3. How the sacrament brings about healing4. Effectiveness of the Sacrament
The sick are given an opportunity to encounter God’s healing touch Receive spiritual strength United with the passion of Christ Receive ecclesial grace Given the opportunity to prepare for the final journey to the Father
The prayers of faith The laying on of hands Anointing with oil
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