Anointing of the Sick

Important update:

Due to Covid-19, Anointing of the Sick will be held on the last Thursday of the month at St Mary's @ 12.00pm.

The below schedule is currently suspended.

The Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick is administered at the following venues and times:

St. Mary’s Church, 264 Miller Street, North Sydney - Last Wednesday of the month:  12.00pm, followed by refreshments in the Ron Dyer Centre.

St. Francis Xavier Church, 17 Mackenzie Street, Lavender Bay - after 7.30am Mass

James Milson Village, Tower Building (cnr High St & Clark Rd, Nth Sydney) - Last Wednesday of the month: 1.30pm

The Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick is also available in cases of emergency by phoning (02) 8918 4101. If you would like to receive the Eucharist in your home please contact: Peter Walden 0448-474 629

Anointing Mass

The Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick, formerly known as Last Rites or Extreme Unction, is an extension of Jesus' healing of the sick and is a ritual of healing appropriate not only for physical but also for mental and spiritual sickness. This sacrament is given to those who face serious illness of any kind: physical, mental, psychological, etc. It may be received by anyone who anticipates major surgery or who has reached an advanced age.

Apart from the administration of the Sacrament to individuals as required, our Parishes celebrate this sacrament on a monthly basis at Anointing Masses in four different locations.