The Church accompanies us in our life as a loving mother from the day of baptism until the end of our life and return to the Father’s home. Suffering and sickness are part of our life. The Church offers us the support and strength that comes from Jesus our Saviour, who gave his life on the cross for us. His resurrection is the source of our faith and hope. From ancient times the Church calls us to follow Christ and offer our sufferings in union with the sufferings of Christ for the salvation of the world.
The Apostle St. James writes, “If anyone of you is sick, call the priests of the Church for the anointing with oil and prayer in the name of the Lord. The prayer of faith will save the sick person.” (Letter of St. James Chapter 5, verse 14)
What do we do when someone is seriously sick? Call the church at 780-478-0198. If the office is closed, leave a message and we will follow up as soon as possible. It is also possible to ask the chaplain of the hospital for this important spiritual rite. The Church teaches us not to wait until the “last” moment. This sacrament is for the sick person but also for the family to pray together. It is no longer called “the last rites” but a prayer for good health.