ANOINTING OF THE SICK
Through the sacrament of anointing, Christ strengthens the faithful who are afflicted by illness, providing them with the strongest means of support. Jesus showed great concern for the bodily and spiritual welfare of the sick and commanded his followers to do the same. The celebration of this sacrament is an opportunity for the deepening of the faith of the community who are able to witness the faith and devotion of those being anointed.
Our priests are available to administer the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick to those who are suffering from serious illness.
Also, please call the Parish Office at (636) 227-7440 if you, or a fellow Holy Infant parishioner, are homebound, hospitalized, or in a nursing facility so that we might minister. We can arrange for communion to be brought to those who are not able to celebrate the Eucharist with us at Church.
In every celebration for the dead, the Church attaches great importance to the reading of the Word of God. The readings proclaim to the assembly the Paschal Mystery, teach remembrance of the dead, convey the hope of being gathered together again in God’s kingdom, and encourage the witness of Christian life. Above all, the readings tell of God’s designs for a world in which suffering and death will relinquish their hold on all whom God has called his own. A careful selection and use of readings from Scripture for the funeral rites will provide the family with an opportunity to hear God speak to them in their needs, sorrows, fears, and hopes.
In the celebration of the Liturgy of the Word at the funeral liturgy, the Biblical readings may not be replaced by nonbiblical readings. But during prayer services with the family nonbiblical readings may be used in addition to readings from Scripture.
Order of Christian Funerals, General Introduction, nos. 22-23
Please call the Parish Office at (636) 227-7440 to schedule a funeral or to speak to a priest.
- Funeral Information
- Funeral Planning Sheet
- Funeral Readings
- Funeral Songs
- Sample Funeral Programs
- Sample Funeral Petitions
- Sample Funeral Petitions 2
- Funeral Luncheon