PCS 125-130: Prayers and Communion After Anointing

PCS 125 gives the priest an option of seven post-anointing prayers: two for general situations, one for extreme or terminal illness, one for advanced age, one for anointing prior to surgery, one for a child, and one for a young person.

The prayer before surgery points to an important pastoral practice, namely that anointing can and likely should take place before major surgery.

Following this prayer, all pray the Lord’s Prayer (PCS 126).

PCS 127-129 gives the ritual if the person receives Communion, duplicating what is prescribed in PCS 88-90. PCS 127 offers two variations on the showing of the Eucharistic bread:

This is the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world. Come to me, all you that labor and are burdened, and I will refresh you.

These are God’s holy gifts to his holy people: receive them with thanksgiving.

The prayers after Communion are identical in two cases to PCS 90, but one original is the first choice:

All-powerful God,


Through the paschal mystery of Christ your Son you have completed the work of our redemption.


May we, who in these sacramental signs proclaim his death and resurrection, grow in the experience of your saving power.


We ask this through Christ our Lord.

PCS 130 gives the blessing of the concluding rite, three options are of the threefold form followed by the signation of the Trinity. Option four is brief.

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Todd lives in Minnesota, serving a Catholic parish as a lay minister.
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2 Responses to PCS 125-130: Prayers and Communion After Anointing

  1. Chase says:

    The second option for the showing of the Eucharistic Bread is interesting – it’s very similar to the acclamation regularly used in the Anglican/Episcopal liturgy.

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