Anointing of the Sick


The Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick is for all who face a serious illness or surgery or who are impaired by old age. It is distinct from the “Last Rites,” or Viaticum, in which the Church offers Holy Communion as food for the journey to life eternal.

“By the grace of this sacrament the sick person receives the strength and the gift of uniting himself more closely to Christ’s Passion: in a certain way he is consecrated to bear fruit by configuration to the Savior’s redemptive Passion” (CCC 1521)



For urgent pastoral matters, call 859-341- 6609, then press 1 and then 7 for Fr. Eric Boelscher, or 9 for Deacon Henry.