Through this sacrament, the whole church commends those who are ill to the Lord, that he may raise them up and save them. This sacrament is available to those whose physical, emotional or psychological health is impaired in some way.
By this sacrament, those who suffer are united to the Passion and death of Jesus Christ. The Lord himself showed great concern for the sick and commanded his followers to do likewise. Through this sacrament, Christ strengthens the faithful who are afflicted by illness, providing them with the strongest means of support.
Here at St. Barbara Parish a special Mass is scheduled twice a year, during the fall and spring, where the sacrament is offered to those in need. However, anyone may call the parish office at 724-744-7474 to schedule this sacrament for themselves, a loved one or a friend.