If any parishioner is suffering from a serious illness, the Parish Office should be contacted as soon as possible so that a priest might visit the person who is sick and administer the Sacraments.
The Sacrament of the Sick is not just for those who are at the point of death. It is for those who are experiencing a serious illness, for those facing serious surgery and for those who are suffering the infirmity of old age.
When we do know of someone who is seriously sick or housebound, it is important to notify the Parish Office so that Holy Communion may be taken to them regularly. As well, it is important that these people have the opportunity to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation.