St. John The Baptist, Blackrock

Anointing of the Sick

Every First Friday of the month, the priests of the parish bring Holy Communion to those who are housebound and also offer the Sacrament of Reconciliation, if desired. If you (or a family member or neighbour) are unable to attend Mass due to illness or frailty and would like to receive the sacraments at home, please contact the Parish Office

The Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick brings God’s healing and loving presence upon the sick person. The sick person receives the grace to be able to accept God's will and grow in holiness in the course of their illness, whatever its outcome.

Anyone with a serious illness, those who are infirm, in advanced years, or anyone prior to surgery, can receive this Sacrament. It is not only for those in ‘danger of death'.