Anointing of the Sick & Emergencies

Healing in Christ

From the very beginning of the Church, Christians have striven to imitate Christ, who “went about doing good and healing all” (Acts 10:38). 

This is done through the visiting and consolation of the sick and suffering, and the sponsoring of hospitals and care facilities, but is concretized in a special way in the Sacrament of Anointing. The Apostle James prescribes that the sick be prayed over, and anointed with oil, noting that the “prayer of faith will save the sick” (James 5:15).

Here at St Joseph, Anointing of the Sick is offered at an 11:30 am Mass on the first Friday of every month throughout the year, at seasonally announced Sunday Masses twice a year (once in the late fall, and again in the spring), and as the need arises.

For an anointing please do not hestitate to contact Fr. John at jwhitney@ or please call (206) 300-6010 in the event of an emergency. You may also contact Fr. Glen at gbutterworth@ or by calling him at (206) 965-1643.

For a hospital visit or to receive communion, please contact Deacon Steve at stevew@ or call him at (206) 965-1646