Anointing of the Sick


Anointing of the Sick is available after any weekend Mass. This sacrament is available to anyone, young or old, who is undergoing surgery or a serious procedure, has a long-term illness, a terminal illness or health issues related to age. Any parishioner unable to attend Mass who would like to receive the  Anointing of the Sick may do so by calling us at the Parish Office.

If you are in the Hospital, please call us directly or have someone you know call us at the Parish Office to have a Deacon (Eucharist) or a Priest (Anointing/Reconciliation/Eucharist)) visit you. The Hospitals do not routinely call to let us know that one of our parishioners would like to receive these sacraments. Contact our Parish Office at:   815/485-8049.



"Is anyone among you sick? He should summon the presbyters (Priests) of the Church and they should pray over him and anoint him with oil in the name of the Lord."
 James 5:14

"Pain and suffering has come into your life, but remember, pain, sorrow, and suffering are but the kiss of Jesus - a sign that you have come so close to Him that He can kiss you." 
Mother Theresa of Calcutta