St. John the Baptist Catholic Church & School
835 2nd Ave NW New Brighton, MN 55112
Phone: 651-633-8333  |  Fax: 651-633-7404
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Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick 

"The Church believes and confesses that among the seven sacraments there is one especially intended to strengthen those who are being tried by illness, The Anointing of the Sick." Through this anointing a person is given strength of body and soul to unite themselves with Christ so that they might unite their sufferings with his for the salvation of this world and their sins are forgiven them.

The Sacrament of Anointing is celebrated on an individual basis. Anyone who is in danger of death can and should be anointed (these dangers include: advanced age, serious injury or accident, imminent surgery, the diagnosis of a chronic or terminal disease, and those who are in their final days of life). The preference is to have a priest celebrate this Sacrament before it becomes an emergency.

Procedure for Anointing of the Sick:

In non-emergency settings, the Sacrament of Anointing can be arranged by calling the parish offices at 651-633-8333 and scheduling a time when the priest can celebrate this Sacrament with the family present or you may fill out this form

In emergencies at hospitals or nursing homes, ask that the Catholic emergency on-call priest be summoned. Please note, that most nursing homes and all hospitals have Catholic priests who are on-call for this purpose. 

In emergencies at home or if no on-call priest can be reached, call the parishes offices at 651-633-8333. If this call is after hours, follow the instructions on the message to leave a message which will activate our emergency phone. Please speak clearly and repeat your phone number. 

Additional Information on the Sacrament of Anointing

The Catechism of the Catholic Church on Anointing

Children and Youth


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