PCS 124: The Body Is Anointed

The sacramental form:

124. The priest anoints the sick person with blessed oil.


First, he anoints the forehead, saying


Through this holy anointing

May the Lord in his love and mercy help you

With the grace of the Holy Spirit.


All: Amen.


Then he anoints the hands, saying:


May the Lord who frees you from sin

Save you and raise you up.


All: Amen.


The sacramental form is said only once, for the anointing of the forehead and hands, and is not repeated. 

Did you know that anointing of other parts of the body is possible?

Depending upon the culture and traditions of the place, as well as the condition of the sick person, the priest may also anoint additional parts of the body, for example, the area of pain or injury. He does not repeat the sacramental form.


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Todd lives in the Pacific Northwest, serving a Catholic parish as a lay minister.
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