The Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick is available for those parishioners who are seriously ill. Please call the parish office (717) 697-2614, to make arrangements.
The Rite of Anointing tells us there is no need to wait until a person is at the point of death to receive the Sacrament. A careful judgment about the serious nature of the illness is sufficient.
The Sacrament may be repeated if the sick person recovers after the anointing but becomes ill once again, or if, during the same illness, the person’s condition becomes more serious.
A person should be anointed before surgery when a dangerous illness is the reason for the intervention. (<em>Source: USCCB</em>) Read more.