Anointing of the Sick

If you or a loved one are in need of anointing, please call the parish office (505) 771-8331.
— If you or a loved one is in urgent need of anointing after office hours (Monday- Thursday 9-5, Friday 8-1) you may call 505-771-2261. If no answer, call 505-604-1542 —

Who can receive the Sacrament?

The Anointing of the Sick is not a Sacrament for those only who are at the point of death. Hence, as soon as any baptized Catholic (young or old) begins to be in danger of death from sickness or old age, the fitting time for him or her to receive this Sacrament has certainly arrived.

If a sick person who received this anointing recovers his or her health, he or she can in the case of another grave illness receive this Sacrament again. If during the same illness the person’s condition becomes more serious, the Sacrament may be repeated. It is fitting to receive the Anointing of the Sick just prior to a serious operation (or any operation in which general anesthesia is administered). The same holds for the elderly whose frailty becomes more pronounced.

If you or a loved one are in need of anointing, please call the parish office (505) 771-8331.