The Rite of Anointing tells us there is no need to wait until a person is at the point of death to receive the Sacrament. A careful judgment about the serious nature of the illness is sufficient. The Sacrament may be repeated if the sick person recovers after the anointing but becomes ill once again, or if, during the same illness, the person's condition becomes more serious. A person should be anointed before surgery when a dangerous illness is the reason for the intervention (cf. Rite of Anointing, Introduction, nos. 8-10).
A priest must be contacted for the Sacrament of Reconciliation, Anointing of the Sick or Last Rites.
Does a loved one or friend need anointing of the sick or last rites? Please call 512-473-6596
¿Hay algún ser querido o amigo que necesite la unción o los últimos ritos? Llame al 512-473-6596.
Our Homebound Ministry team reaches out with priests, deacons, and Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion. A Catholic layperson or deacon will respond with a pastoral visit and lay ministers are also available to bring communion to patients who may be homebound due to illness, injury or age-related impediments. If you or a family member needs pastoral care, please contact Cynthia Villarreal at 512-775-5293 or [email protected].
"At the death of a Christian, whose life of faith was begun in the waters of Baptism and strengthened at the Eucharistic table, the Church intercedes on behalf of the deceased because of its confident belief that death is not the end, nor does it break the bonds forged in life. The Church also ministers to the sorrowing and consoles them in the funeral rites with the comforting Word of God and the Sacrament of the Eucharist." (Order of Christian Funerals, no. 4)
If you have recently lost a loved one, we offer you our deepest condolences. If you would like assistance to schedule the vigil service, a funeral mass and burial, please contact Georgina Savage or Cynthia Villarreal at 512-259-3126. She will work together with the funeral home and your family to arrange the date and times for the services. She can also answer some general questions regarding the funeral process. The first step, however, is for the family to visit with the funeral home of their choice. If you need to find a funeral home, we can give you contact information for the funeral homes located in the Leander/Cedar Park area. Finally, to help the priest select appropriate readings for the liturgy and to help him prepare a personalized homily, please provide a brief history about the deceased by using the form located here. The form is also available in Spanish.