Anointing of the Sick

“Is anyone among you sick? He should summon the presbyters 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 at St. Jude

If you or a loved one is in need of Anointing of the Sick, please call the parish office at (318) 746-2508.

Catholic Teaching on the Anointing of the Sick

Anointing of the Sick is a sacrament of spiritual and sometimes physical healing in which the sick and dying are blessed with holy oil and prayed over. During His earthly ministry, Jesus Christ often healed the sick, but His healings also involved spiritual, emotional, and psychological components. The Anointing of the Sick seeks to bring healing in whatever way the Lord wills for a particular person. Since the Lord desires above all that everyone be able to spend eternity with Him in heaven, Anointing of the Sick especially exists to heal spiritual wounds and provide grace to the soul of those in great spiritual need.

For more information on the Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick, click here.