His Excellency, Bishop Michael Barber (middle), administers the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick at the World Day of the Sick Mass at the Cathedral of Christ the Light. Photo credit: Jeremiah York Photography

His Excellency, Bishop Michael Barber (middle), administers the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick at the World Day of the Sick Mass at the Cathedral of Christ the Light. Photo credit: Jeremiah York Photography

“Jesus came to heal the whole person, body and soul.”

In the Church’s Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick, through the ministry of the priest, it is Jesus who touches the sick to heal them from sin – and sometimes even from physical ailment. His cures were signs of the arrival of the Kingdom of God. The core message of his healing tells us of his plan to conquer sin and death by his dying and rising.

~from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops