Sacraments of Healing
To inquire or schedule any sacrament of healing, please contact the parish office at 618.397.2287.
Penance (Reconciliation) : Saturday 3:30 - 4:00 pm or by appointment.
Four Steps in the Sacrament of Reconciliation :
- 1. We feel contrition for our sins and conversion of heart to change our ways.
- 2. We confess our sins and human sinfulness to a priest.
- 3. We receive and accept forgiveness (absolution) and we absolved of our sins.
- 4. We celebrate God’s everlasting love for us and commit to live out a Christian life.
Anointing of the Sick
Please inform the rectory office of any parishioneror loved one who might be ill at home, in the hospital or in a care facility. Arrangements can be made for a visit from Fr. Matt for the anointing and receiving Holy Communion.
The Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick was previously most commonly administered to the dying, for the remission of sins and the provision of spiritual strength and health. In modern times, however, its use has been expanded to all who are gravely ill or are about to undergo a serious operation. The Church stresses a secondary effect of the sacrament: to help a person recover his health. The Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick can be repeated as often as is necessary.