The Rite of Anointing tells us there is no need to wait until a person is at the point of death to receive the Sacrament. A careful judgment about the serious nature of the illness is sufficient. 

When the Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick is given, the hoped-for effect is that, if it be God's will, the person be physically healed of illness. But even if there is no physical helaing, the primary effoct of the Sacrament is a spiritual healing by which the sick person receives the Holy Spirit's gift of peace and courage to deal with the difficulties that accompany serious illness or the frailty of old age. 

Contact the Church office at 281-367-9885 for all inquiries. 

For all funeral inquiries, you can call the church office or contact Maria Villarreal at villarrealm@ssjwoodlands.com.

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