Saturday, February 13, 2016, 9:30 AM
9:30 am MASS for the ANOINTING of the SICK:
Saturday, Feb. 13 at the Co-Cathedral
The Order of Malta is coordinating the seventh annual Mass for the Anointing of the Sick to be celebrated by Bishop George A Sheltz at the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, on Saturday February 13th at 9:30 AM.
All are invited to attend the Mass; however the Sacrament of the Sick is reserved to those with seriously impaired health due to sickness or old age. Those wishing to receive the Sacrament of the Sick during the Mass are instructed to register online at
or by phoning the Order of Malta at 713-870-8304. Additional information can also be obtained from the Order of Malta by calling 713-582-1378.
Appropriate reception of the Sacrament of the Sick includes those whose health are seriously impaired by sickness or old age, before surgery if the surgery is caused by serious illness, elderly people who have become notably weakened, seriously ill children who have reached the age of reason and those who were previously anointed if there is a relapse after recovery or if the condition has become more serious.
To receive the Sacraments of the Church licitly, a Catholic is to be in a state of grace. Individual confession and absolution constitute the ordinary means by which a member of the faithful conscious of grave sin is reconciled with God and the Church. Those receiving the Sacrament are encouraged to receive in their local parish the Sacrament of Penance prior to receiving the Sacraments of the Anointing of the Sick and Holy Communion
. The Sacrament of Penance will also be available before the Mass starting at 8:30 AM.