The Sacrament of the Sick

This sacrament reflects the central focus of healing in the life of Jesus.  For some people it has become associated with “Extreme Unction” or “The Last Rites”, as though it is only conferred either in danger of death or during one’s last moments on earth.  In fact it is, as it says, the sacrament of the sick and is conferred on anyone suffering from a serious illness or experiencing the need of Christ’s comfort and consolation in suffering or distress.  It is conferred on our sick and housebound.