Sacraments of Healing

Sometimes we take a wrong turn in our lives and we need to begin again. Reconciliation or Confession is the Sacrament of pardon and peace. In it the Holy Spirit lifts the burden of sin from us and restores our relationship with the Father and Christ's body the Church. In Confession God also strengthens us from within as we try to live our Christian life in the middle of the world.

The Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick is offered to those who are very sick, about to undergo serious surgery, or preparing for that final journey which will take them from this life to the next. It is a Sacrament that offers a healing which is sometimes physical and always spiritual. When a Catholic is admitted to hospital the family is encouraged to ask the staff to request the priest who is the hospital chaplain to visit and anoint their loved one.