... Code of Canon Law, Title V, Section 998 - 1007. 1003). 834 – 848) PART I : THE SACRAMENTS. Funerals. In case of necessity, one anointing is given on the forehead, or any part of the body, while praying the entire formula. A priest may, on the basis of his pastoral judgment, administer the sacrament numerous times in cases of old age or chronic illness. We have been richly gifted by health care ministry in the church from the earliest times. First, the prayer of faith by which the community asks for God's help for the sick; second, the laying on of hands indicating the person is the recipient of the prayer of faith; and third, the anointing with oil on the forehead and hands signifying healing, strengthening and the presence of God. The Canon Law states (§1004-1007), “the anointing of the sick can be administered to a member of the faithful having reached the use of reason, begins to be in danger due to sickness or old age. The anointing of the sick, by which the Church commends the faithful who are dangerously ill to the suffering and glorified Lord in order that he relieve and save them, is conferred by anointing them with oil and pronouncing the words prescribed in the liturgical books. There is no prohibition to other members of Christ's body offering prayers on behalf of the sick, and even laying hands on them or using oil. These include: AN ECUMENICAL VIEW OF SACRAMENTAL HEALING 1004). 1004 §1: The anointing of the sick can be administered to any member of the faithful who, having reached the use of reason, begins to be in danger by reason of infirmity or old age. In Catholic theology, the ministerial priest acts as a spokesperson for the whole church and has authority granted by Christ for the pastoral care of souls. However, the experience, theological reflection and dialogue in the health community provides an important resource in the development of sacramental theology.11. The ritual should correspond to the particular situation of the person who is sick. He should summon the presbyters of the church, and they should pray over him and anoint [him] with oil in the name of the Lord, and the prayer of faith will save the sick person, and the Lord will raise him up. The Anointing of the Sick "is not a sacrament for those only who are at the point of death. Canons 998 -1007 prescribe the conditions for the proper celebration of the Anointing of the Sick.3, NATURE AND EFFECTS OF THE SACRAMENT THOSE ON WHOM THE ANOINTING OF THE SICK IS TO BE CONFERRED. Code of Canon Law IntraText CT - Text: BOOK IV : THE SANCTIFYING OFFICE OF THE CHURCH (Cann. (See “ Can a Public Sinner Have a Catholic Funeral? If a new illness develops or the first illness relapses or worsens, the patient may receive the sacrament a further time. Like any sacrament, anointing of t… OTHER POSSIBILITIES Other baptized non-Catholics may receive these sacraments under six conditions: Norms for the above can be given by a bishop or episcopal conference, but only after appropriate ecumenical consultation. Code of Canon Law IntraText CT - Text: BOOK IV : THE SANCTIFYING OFFICE OF THE CHURCH (Cann. Sins are forgiven if the sick person was not able to obtain this through the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Can. below (n. 131).135 In accord with Canon Law,136 these general norms are to be established only after consultation with at least the local competent authority of the other interested Church or ecclesial Community. This book looks at the anointing of the sick from the vantage point of theology, history, and canon law. "The anointing of the sick can be administered to a member of the faithful who, having reached the use of reason, begins to be in danger (of death) due to sickness or old age. Anointing of the sick, known also by other names, is a form of religious anointing or "unction" (an older term with the same meaning) for the benefit of a sick person. 998 - 1007) CHAPTER II : THE MINISTER OF ANOINTING OF THE SICK; Previous - Next. These learnings will serve the church in both ritual development and institutional design so as to best integrate all elements which contribute to the healing of the human person, and the community's ability to sacramentalize that ministry to the wider society. There is a differentiation of roles in the various dimensions of health care ministry — medical, sacramental and personal. The Church, acting in the name of Christ, is the primary minister of the sacrament.