This Rite of Anointing is encouraged for older people as there is no need to wait until one is dying.
Holy Spirit Church offers a monthly Anointing Mass on the first Saturday of the month at 11:00 a.m. with the exception of May and when Holy Week falls on the first Saturday. All seniors and those seriously ill or anticipating surgery are invited to attend the Anointing Mass and join us for a complimentary lunch following the Mass.
Otherwise, if you are a parishioner seeking the Rite of Anointing, please call the parish office at 510-797-1660. If you are in one of our local hospitals (Washington or Kaiser) please let the floor nurse know of your need as procedures are in place to notify the closest priest possible for your sacramental needs.
For those who are about to depart from this life, we encourage them to seek the sacraments of Penance, Anointing of the Sick and Eucharist (Viaticum) - as food for the journey.
Click to Read More about this sacrament on the US Catholic Bishop's website.
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