Anointing the Sick
Please call the Parish Office and a priest will respond as quickly as possible. It is best if the call is made while the sick person is still conscious and able to speak.
If a parishioner is going to the hospital for serious surgery, again please contact the Parish Office at (408) 293-3503.
You can also visit during office hours:
88 Race Street, San Jose, CA 95128
Tuesday - Friday, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
After Hours or Emergencies: (408) 981-1281
Who may Receive?
In the Catholic Church, Extreme Unction or the Last Rites is the anointing at the time of death. Since the Second Vatican Council, this sacrament is now called the Anointing of the Sick and has been broadened to offer healing and comfort in times of illness that may not lead to immediate death. Speaking about a wider implementation of this sacrament, Pope Paul VI advocated for “a wider availability of the sacrament and to extend it—within reasonable limits—even beyond cases of mortal illness."
Unlike the traditional understanding of the Last Rites, the sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick is, ideally, to be administered in a communal celebration.