The sacrament of Anointing of the Sick, formerly known as Last Rites or Extreme Unction, extends the care that Jesus showed for the bodily and spiritual welfare of the sick. It may be celebrated at any point in the life of an individual who seeks strength in time of physical or mental illness, facing surgery or approaching death. The sacrament conveys several graces and imparts gifts of strengthening in the Holy Spirit against anxiety, discouragement, temptation, and conveys peace and fortitude.
When the person is still at home
When a person is seriously ill, facing surgery, or in danger of death, and is still at home, please call the parish office at (650) 591-7349 to make an appointment to receive the sacrament the Anointing of the Sick.
When a person is in the hospital
When a person is seriously ill, facing surgery or in danger of death, and is in the hospital, please call the office of the hospital chaplain, to make arrangements to receive the sacrament the Anointing of the Sick.
Sequoia Hospital – (650) 367-5926
Kaiser Hospital Redwood City – (650) 299-2000
Father Martin R. Muruli – Sequoia & Kaiser Hospital Chaplain – 877-253-7079
Communal Anointing of the Sick
Once during the year, at designated Masses, St. Charles Parish offers a communal Anointing of the Sick.