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The Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick

“When Jesus had entered Capernaum, a centurion came to him, asking for help. “Lord,” he said, “my servant lies at home paralysed and in terrible suffering.” Jesus said to him, “I will go and heal him.” 

  - Matthew 8: 5-6

The second sacrament of healing is the Anointing of the Sick. Anointing of the Sick imparts a special grace to the person who is ill, or close to dying due to advanced age. This grace has many effects: it brings into communion the sick/aged person with the suffering Christ, it brings an interior peace, it strengthens the sick/aged person’s resolve to be faithful to our Lord, and it assists one to be courageous in the face of one’s suffering/death. Also, this sacrament confers on the sick/aged person the forgiveness of sins if it is not possible to obtain pardon through the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Often one’s health is restored after receiving this sacrament. However, the main purpose of the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick is to prepare one’s soul for eternal life with God.

The following link takes you to a document on cross-cultural spiritual care for the dying.

Hospital Chaplains

Catherine Booth Hospital Centre
Fr. Victor Arockiyasamy, HG

Tel: 514.481.0029 ext.3054

Jewish General Hospital
Fr. Aimé Mwepsei Kanyabuzige

Tel: 514.340.8222 ext.4921

Lakeshore General Hospital
Fr. Michel Tauro

Tel: 514.630.2225 ext.5264

Montreal Children’s Hospital
Fr. Paul Geraghty

Tel: 514.412.4400 ext.22400

Montreal Gingras-Lindsay Rehabilitation Institute
Fr. Luc Laurence

Tel. 514.340.2085 ext.2235

Ste-Anne Veterans Hospital
Fr. Pierre Senez
Fr. Emmanuel Ebode Ndongo

Tel: 514.457.3440 ext.2435

St. Mary’s Hospital Centre
Fr. Roman Lahola

Tel:514.345.3511 ext.3361

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