The sacrament of the Sick may be celebrated in two ways in our Parish, individually and collectively. Anointing with blessed oil and prayers by a priest can give comforting grace and bring Christ to the seriously ill or dying. The priests of the parish are happy to attend a sick person on request. This is normally associated with the First Friday Visits in the parish. Anyone who would like to be anointed or would like a First Friday call is invited to leave name, address and a contact number in the parish office between 9am and 1pm.
Communally we celebrate this sacrament with our Annual Mass for the Sick, with those who are in need are brought for Mass and healing. All are invited, either to pray with and for their sick, or to receive the healing of the sacrament.
In Corpus Christi Church, Drumcondra it is planned to host the diocesan Mass with anointing of the Sick on Sunday 10th February 2019. This is linked to 11th February, 2019. (World Day of the Sick, Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes). This is within our grouping of parishes.
For the annual Diocesan Mass with anointing in 2020 it will take place in the South-side. The date and location will be advertised through the parish newsletter in early February 2020. Traditionally there will be a celebration with anointing in Glasnevin church during September or early October. This, too, will be advertised in the newsletter.