"Jesus came to heal the whole person, body and soul.
In the Church's Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick, through the ministry of the priest, it is Jesus who touches the sick to heal them from sin – and sometimes even from physical ailment. His cures were signs of the arrival of the Kingdom of God. The core message of his healing tells us of his plan to conquer sin and death by his dying and rising.
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.
When the Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick is given, the hoped-for effect is that, if it be God's will, the person be physically healed of illness. But even if there is no physical healing, the primary effect of the Sacrament is a spiritual healing by which the sick person receives the Holy Spirit's gift of peace and courage to deal with the difficulties that accompany serious illness or the frailty of old age."
~from the United States Catholic Catechism for Adults
To arrange Anointing of the Sick, please contact the Rectory 973-584-8271.
Please inform the funeral home if you would like to have a funeral mass at St. Therese. The funeral home will help secure the date and time on your behalf.
Below are helpful information packets that you can use as reference. The priest and the parish office will help guide you and support you during your difficult time. If you have question, call 973-584-8271 ex 710 or 711 for assistance.