Anointing of the Sick






“Is anyone among you sick? He should summon the presbyters of the church, and they should pray over him and anoint [him] with oil in the name of the Lord, and the prayer of faith will save the sick person, and the Lord will raise him up. If he has committed any sins, he will be forgiven.” James 5:14-15

Following the Apostle James’ instructions, the Church anoints the sick through the sacrament of healing and consolation. By the sacred anointing and the prayer of the priest, the whole Church commends those who are sick to Christ. The sick person receives the Holy Spirit’s gifts of strength, faith, peace, and courage, and his or her suffering is united with the suffering of Christ for the building up of the Church

The Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick is offered to all who are seriously ill or prior to surgery. Please contact the Parish Office at (901) 255-1950 when you or a family member is ill.  Federal law does not allow hospitals to notify churches when a parishioner has been admitted, so we ask a family member to notify us if a loved one is in need of a priest or wants the sacraments while hospitalized.

Homebound Parishioners

Please contact Jan O'Donnell at or 901-255-1951 to arrange for a priest or lay minister to make a home visit.

Hospitalized Parishioners

Please contact the church office at 901-255-1950 when you or a loved one is hospitalized to arrange for a pastoral visit. Government regulations prohibit hospitals from informing us when someone is hospitalized. If you have a real emergency requiring a priest to visit a hospital after hours, call 901-255-1950 and follow the prompts to contact a priest.