Sacrament of the sick – Housebound

The priests of the parish attend to our sick in hospitals and at home. Many like to receive the sacrament of the sick and are strengthened and affirmed. If you would like to receive the sacrament of the sick or know someone who would, please contact any of the priests or the parish office

What Is the Sacrament of the sick

The Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick is exactly what it says. It is a prayerful celebration for someone or for a group of people who are ill and are blessed by the priest with Holy Oil. It is not a sign that someone is dying as it was perceived in olden times. It is not a magical ritual; the person doesn’t automatically get better immediately after an anointing. God’s healing and loving presence are called upon that the sick person might be raised up and restored to health.

Symbolism

The words of blessing over the oil say it all. It is “oil intended to ease the sufferings of your people”. Oil soothes and heals. Oil blessed for the sick is a sign of the Anointed One (Messiah) of God. The person so anointed receives the healing, saving power of the One who saves (Messiah).

Oil

The oil that is used is Olive Oil. The Bishop and priests bless it at the ‘Chrism Mass’ on Holy Thursday in the Cathedral.The holy oils are then taken each year to each parish and hospital for use throughoout the year in the Sacrament of the Sick.

How?

A person is anointed on the forehead and the palms of the hands while the priest says: “Through this holy anointing may the Lord in his love and mercy help you by the grace of the Holy Spirit. May the Lord who heals you, save you and raise you up.”

Who Can Be Anointed?

Anyone in ‘serious illness’, those who are infirm, in advanced years, or anyone prior to surgery. (It is not only for when a person is in ‘danger of death’.)

Death Notices

Bernadette (Detta) O’Rourke, RIP

Margaret Pauline McClelland, RIP

Margaret Rose Croker, RIP

Patrick (Paddy) Kenealy, RIP

Valerie Lawlor, RIP

Patrick (Wacker) O’Keeffe, RIP

John Tracey, Snr. RIP

Adrian (Ado) Allen, RIP

Richard (Richie) Ryan, RIP

Joseph (Jnr) (Joey) Corrigan, RIP

James (Shay) Rattigan, RIP

Alice (Detta) McGuirk, RIP

Stephen Nugent, RIP

Frieda Ryan, RIP

Gaye Kelly, RIP

Michael (Mick) Saunders, RIP

Frank Marsh, RIP

Daniel Connors, RIP

Nicholas (Tony) Earley, RIP

Anne Berigan, RIP

Bernadette (Bernie) Murphy, RIP

John Nesbitt, RIP

Mary Nugent, RIP

Seamus (Shay) McDonald, RIP

Norah (Norrie) Colohan, RIP

Ethna Connolly, RIP

Noel Fitzpatrick, RIP

Fr. John Wall, RIP

Phyllis Daly, RIP

Anthony Winston, RIP

Maura (Eileen) Moss, RIP

Elizabeth (Betty) Dixon, RIP

Joseph (Joe) Maher, RIP

Edward (Eamon) Martin, RIP

Fr. David Lumsden, RIP

John McElligott, RIP

Bridie Cunningham, RIP

Agnes Jenkins, RIP

Sharon Kineen, RIP

Patrick (Paddy) Johnston, RIP

Carmel Nugent, RIP

Johnathan Mahony, RIP

Teresa Byrne, RIP

David Higgins, RIP

Julia (Sheila) Elliot, RIP

Thomas McCarthy, RIP

Margaret (Annie) Kelly, RIP

Delores King, RIP

John Byrne, RIP

Teresa Canning, RIP

Sandra O’Callaghan (Hodkins), RIP

Edward Redmond, RIP

Audrey Purcell, RIP

Joseph Kiernan, RIP

Emily Madden (O’Keefe) RIP

Karen Higgins, RIP

Sheila Boughton (Flood) RIP

Michael McGrail, RIP

Derek Kinch, RIP

Joseph (Eamon) Wallace, RIP

Margaret Kelly, RIP

Monica Kenny, RIP

Oliver (Ollie) Allen, RIP

Bridget (Vera) Redmond (née Bodie) RIP

Christy Geraghty, RIP

James (Jimmy) Power, RIP

Elizabeth (Lily) O’Neill, RIP

Thomas Richardson, RIP

Stephanie Byrne, RIP

John Doyle, RIP

Catherine Healy, RIP

Christopher (Christy) O’Neill, RIP

Doris Costello, RIP

Esther Brown, RIP

Brian Murrayhill, RIP

Noel St. John, RIP

Gerard O’Connell, RIP

Elizabeth (Lily) Shirley, RIP

Joan Phelan, RIP

John (Bob) Swords, RIP

James Kelly, RIP

Carmel Callis, RIP

Michael (Tony) McCabe, RIP

James Wickham, RIP

Martin Sheridan, RIP

Peter St. John, RIP

Austin (Michael) Daniel, RIP

 

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Parish Contacts

Priests:
Fr. Adrian Egan, C.Ss.R. (PP), Fr. Stan Mellet, C.Ss.R., Fr. Con Kenneally, C.Ss.R.;
Tel: 01-6264789

Pariah Secretary:
Mildred Healy;
Tel: Working from home; contact by email.
email:parishcentreballyfermot@gmail.com

Sacristans:
Ann Marie Murray & Margaret Killeen;
Tel: 01 – 6264691 (9am to 12 Noon)

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