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Anointing of the Sick

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Anointing of the Sick

If a Catholic is very ill, they or their family may ask a priest to anoint them with oil in a ritual of healing called Anointing of the Sick. The purpose of the sacrament is to strengthen the soul and, if needed, the remission of sins. For many Catholics, this might only occur once as part of your end-of-life care or if you have been through a life-threatening situation. But the Church has encouraged the sacrament be celebrated in other situations too, such as if you are in need of spiritual healing or about to undergo surgery. It is one way the Church continues the healing ministry of Jesus.

Within the Surfer Paradise Parish, for instances of grave illness or imminent death, please contact the Parish office to request a priest to minister the sacrament privately. If a parishioner is at a hospital outside of the Parish, we can organise for a priest at a closer neighbouring parish to administer the sacrament.

Surfers Paradise Catholic Parish

Parish Priest: ​Fr Peter Dillon

Associate Pastor:  Fr Paul Kelly  

Archbishop: Most Rev Mark Coleridge 

Parish Office Address:
50 Fairway Drive, Clear Island Waters, QLD, Australia

Parish Email:  [email protected]

Parish Office Phone: (07) 5572 5433

Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 12:00pm

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