PCS 121: Litany of Anointing

This litany begins the liturgy of anointing. The rite offers the option of adapting or shortening if pastoral need is judged:

My brothers and sisters, in our prayer of faith let us appeal to God for our brother/sister N.

Come and strengthen him/her through this holy anointing: Lord have mercy. Lord have mercy.

Free him/her from all harm: Lord have mercy. Lord have mercy.

Free him/her from all sin and all temptation: Lord have mercy. Lord have mercy.

Relieve the sufferings of all the sick (here present): Lord have mercy. Lord have mercy.

Assist all those dedicated to the care of the sick: Lord have mercy. Lord have mercy.

Give life and health to our brother/sister N., on whom we lay our hands in your name: Lord have mercy. Lord have mercy.

There are a few musical settings in the contemporary repertoire–more suited to communal services rather than small groups. But a musical setting would be a priority for every parish music ministry at those parish services.

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Todd and his family live in Ames, Iowa. He serves a Catholic parish of both Iowa State students and town residents.
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  1. Pingback: PCS 137-142: Word and Anointing « Catholic Sensibility

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