33. The Anointing of the sick

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  1. The Anointing of the sick

    It is a sacrament instituted by our lord Jesus Christ for the physical and spiritual relief of the sick. It prepares for death.

   - The material is the olive oil blessed by a bishop on Maundy Thursday. It is called the “holy oils”. A priest makes anointing with the sign of the cross over the forehead and hands of the sick.

   - The shape is the prayer pronounced by the priest: "Through this holy anointing may the Lord in his love and mercy help you with the grace of the Holy Spirit. May the Lord who frees you from sin save you and raise you up.” It is answered: "Amén".

  - The minister of the Anointing is the parish, but in case of necessity, any priest could administer this sacrament.

   - The subject is the Christian who reached the age of reason and is in danger of death or under a serious sickness or old age. It is not necessary a danger of death, because a serious sickness could also need the Anointing. Those who received it must be in state of grace. For these, the sick must confess before receive it. If he couldn't confess by any circumstances, only an act of contrition would be needed. It is also necessary to have the intention of receive the sacrament and accept the will of God.

  A. There are 5 right and 3 wrong sentences. Answer the questions choosing the right ones.

    The Anointing provides corporal and spiritual relief to the sick
    It prepares for death
    The matter are the words of the priest
    The Holy Oils are blessed on Maundy Thursday
    Hands and feet are anointed
    The prayer pronounced by the priest is the shape
    The subject could be in mortal sin without regretting
    The minister of the sacrament is the priest

  2. Effects of the anointing of the sick

   This sacrament produces two types of effects: to soul and to body. The ones related to soul are:

   - Increases sanctifying grace.

   - Forgives venial sins, and even the mortal ones if the sick can't confess them, as long as he regrets in his hearth.

   - It erases the relics of sin; that is, one of the temporal punishments.

   - - It gives strenght to resist temptations, to bear the pains of sickness and to offer God the sacrifice of his life.

   The ones related to body are:

   - It gives health to the body if necessary, and relieve the pain of the sick ones.

    Relatives and friends musn't wait the last moments of the sick; it is more cautious to do it when he is lucid. If he lose consciousness or it is unkown if he is alive or not, the Anointing is administered under condition.

  B. There are 6 right and 3 wrong sentences. Choose the right ones.

 

 The increase of sanctifying grace is an effect relative to body

   The Anointing forgives venial sins
   It erases the relics of sin
   It gives strenght to resist temptations
   It bears the pain of sickness
   It helps to offer the secrifice of his life to God
   It gives health to a body if it is necessary
   We must wait until the last moment
   Even if he lose his counciousness the Anointing must be administered

  3. Questions from the catechism

1. What is the Anointing of the sick? The Anointing of the sick is the sacrament that gives relief to the soul and body of any Christian who is seriously ill.

2. What are the effects of the Anointing of the sick?  The effects of the Anointing of the sick are: it increases sanctifying grace, Forgives venial sins, and even the mortal ones if the sick can't confess them, as long as he regrets in his hearth; it erases the relics of sin; it gives strenght to resist temptations, to bear the pains of sickness and to offer God the sacrifice of his life, and returns health if it is needed.

3. Who receive the Anointing of the sick?  The Anointing of sick must be received by every Christian who reached the age of reason and would be in danger of death or suffering a serious sickness.

4. What obligations have the relatives who are with the sick person?  The relatives and those who are with the sick have as a serious obligation: to make sure that the Anointing is administered.

  C. Choose the correct answer

 QUESTIONS

 ANSWERS

 1. What is the Anointing of the sick?  
 2. What are the effects of the Anointing of the sick?  
 3. Who receive the Anointing of the sick?  
 4. What obligations have the relatives who are with the sick person?  

  ANSWERS
 A  Every Christian who reached the age of reason and would be in danger of death or suffering a serious sickness.
 B  The sacrament that gives relief to the soul and body of any Christian who is seriously ill.
 C  They have a serious obligation: to make sure that the Anointing is administered before he lost his consciousness.
 D  It increases sanctifying grace, Forgives venial sins, and even the mortal ones if the sick can't confess them, as long as he regrets in his hearth; it erases the relics of sin; it gives strenght to resist temptations, to bear the pains of sickness and to offer God the sacrifice of his life, and returns health if it is needed.

  Intentions for a Christian life

   - To offer with joy our pains, specially the ones related to sickness, whitout be afraid of death.

   - - To call a priest when a relative or a friend is very ill.





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