Members of Saint Simon parish who are homebound, sick, hospitalized and/or in a rehab facility can be visited by one of the priests of the parish or by a trained lay minister to the sick on an occasional or regular basis. Please call the parish office to let us know when you, a member of your family, or a neighbor is in need. Ph: 650 880 1401 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
It gives comfort, peace, courage and, if the sick person is unable to make a confession, even forgiveness of sins.
When the Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick is given, the hoped-for effect is that, if it be God’s will, the person be physically healed of illness. But even if there is no physical healing, the primary effect of the Sacrament is a spiritual healing by which the sick person receives the Holy Spirit’s gift of peace and courage to deal with the difficulties that accompany serious illness or the frailty of old age.
“Through this holy anointing may the Lord in his love and mercy help you with the grace of the Holy Spirit. May the Lord who frees you from sin save you and raise you up.” Prayer Rite of Anointing of the Sick