Anointing of the Sick

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 of the Catholic Church, 1499

The Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick, or also referred to as “Last Rites”, is the anointing given to those who are gravely ill, hospitalized or in the danger of imminent death. For sacramental emergencies, please contact:

• The Parish Office during business hours (Monday–Friday, 8:00am–12:00pm & 1:00–4:00pm) at 303.789.0007

720.593.8902 when the Parish Office is closed

When to Contact for Anointing

• Serious or terminal diagnosis: Contact the Parish Office to come in and meet with a priest.

• Homebound or hospice care: Contact the Parish Office to schedule a visit within a given week.

• Hospitalization or imminent death: Contact the Parish Office for an immediate request.

For the integrity of the sacrament the priest will hear the confession of the person to be anointed.

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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.  As soon as anyone of the faithful begins to be in danger of death from sickness or old age, the fitting time for him to receive this sacrament has certainly already arrived.  If a sick person who received this anointing recovers his health, he can in the case of another grave illness receive this sacrament again.  If during the same illness the person’s condition becomes more serious, the sacrament may be repeated.  It is fitting to receive the Anointing of the Sick just prior to a serious operation.  The same holds for the elderly whose frailty becomes more pronounced. – CCC, 1499, 1514-1515