The Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick


Priests care for us when we are physically ill. They do this through the Sacrament known as the Anointing of the Sick. The Bible instructs us, "Is anyone among you suffering? He should pray...Is any one 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, and the prayer of faith will save the sick person, and the Lord will raise him up. If he has committed any sins, he will be forgiven" (James 5: 14-15).

Anointing of the Sick not only helps us endure illness, but it cleanses our souls and helps us prepare to meet God.

At SS. Peter & Paul Church, the priests offer Anointing of the Sick. If you or someone you know is seriously ill or in the hospital, please call 847-516-AMEN (2636) and speak with one of the priests.

When God calls a Loved One Home
Arrangements are made with the parish through your funeral home. The family meets with one of the priests before the funeral. To request a name of a loved one to be included in Petitions for the Deceased, please call (847) 516-AMEN (2636) before noon on Friday.

When a Loved One is Sick
The priests and Ministry of Care members visit persons who are hospitalized or confined to their home. Please notify the Parish Center when a family member is in need of a priest or a Minister of Care at (847) 516-AMEN (2636).   There is a Book of the Sick on a podium in the narthex.  Each weekend please write the names of the sick family members and friends for whom you would like us to pray at Mass.  During the Prayers of the Faithful (Petitions) individual names will no longer be read, rather we will pray for all the people whose names are written in the Book of the Sick.  These intentions will also be remembered at daily morning Masses.

Please feel free to stop and read the names for your own prayerful reflection

*This text was taken from "Pillar of Fire, Pillar of Truth" by Catholic Answers. More information about Anointing of the Sick can be found in the Catechism of the Catholic Church (1499-1532) or at