Anointing is available for all in need of physical, emotional or spiritual healing. It is available any time upon request.
At one time this sacrament was considered only for those near death. Now it is available for anyone who suffers in any way, whether it be with physical, emotional or spiritual distress. At Good Shepherd, this sacrament is offered twice a year–usually in fall and spring. However, you can have an individual anointing any time it is needed. People often request the sacrament prior to a surgery also. Simply call the parish office to schedule a time to meet with the pastor for this.
This anointing can heal us physically; other times it gives us the strength or acceptance to deal with the illness or stress that we are encountering. God never abandons us!