The Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick is a "Treasure!"
"Are there any who are sick among you? Let them send for the priests of the Church, and let the priests pray over them, anointing them with oil in the name of the Lord; and the prayer of faith will save the sick persons, and the Lord will raise them up; and if they have committed any sins, their sins will be forgiven them."
Anointing of the Sick is for those facing any serious, debilitating, or life-threatening illness. It can also be received before surgery or by anyone in need of any physical or emotional healing. Anointing can be received more than once. There is no need to wait until the person receiving the sacrament is near death, although it certainly can be given at such a time. If the person is near death, it is preferable that the person receiving is conscious and able to recognize and appreciate what they are receiving. Anointing of the Sick can be received anywhere: here at the Church of the Risen Savior, in a home, in the hospital, or in a nursing care facility. If you or a loved one would like to recieve Anointing of the Sick please call one of the Pastoral Team Members: Fr. Thomas Krenik or Chris Sorensen at (952) 431-5222.
Here at Risen Savior we have a communal celebration of the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick each year in October. Please check our bulletin and website for the date.