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Anointing of the Sick (Unction)

Anointing o the Sick, also called Unction (or Extreme Unction) is the last Sacrament which the Church celebrates with and for Her sons and daughters, to give them strength and healing, either for recovery, or in preparation for death, according to God's Holy Will. It forms part of the 'Last Rites'which all Catholics should desire to receive when they are in danger of death.

It is always best to get in touch with the priest in good time, so that the last Sacraments (Confession, Communion (Viaticum), and Anointing) might be celebrated in time. If you, or a loved one begin to be in danger of death, you should call a priest as soon as possible. Contact details can be found here. In a hospital, it is usually quickest to ask for the Catholic Chaplain to attend.

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