When do I call a priest?

Although the Sacrament of the Sick was once reserved for those near death, this is no longer the case.  The term “The Last Rites” is no longer used.

The Sacrament of the Sick is recommended in the following circumstances:

  • When one is extremely sick
  • Before surgery or major medical procedures
  • Upon the diagnosis of an ailment
  • For the very aged
  • Those in danger of death

Contact the parish office and leave a message (916) 665-1132 regarding sick and elderly who are home bound, in the hospital or special care facilities to schedule the Sacrament of the Sick.

Anointing of the sick can be done at any time!