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NTRODUCTORY RITES

GREETING

The priest greets the sick person and the others present. One of the following may be used as described in no. 81.

If Communion as Viaticum is celebrated during the rite, the priest then places the Blessed Sacrament on the table, and all join in adoration.

INSTRUCTION

If the occasion requires, the priest speaks to the sick person about the celebration of the sacraments.

Depending on the circumstances, he reads a brief gospel text or an instruction to invite the sick person to repentance and the love of God.

A Matthew 11:28-30

"Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am meek and humble of heart; and you will find rest for your selves. For my yoke is easy, and my burden light."

B John 6:40

For this is the will of my Father, that everyone who sees the Son and believes in him may have eternal life, and I shall raise him (on) the last day."

C The priest may use the following instruction, or one better adapted to the sick person’s condition:

Beloved in Christ, the Lord Jesus is with us at all times, warming our hearts with his sacramental grace. Through his priests he forgives the sins of the repentant; he strengthens the sick through holy anointing; to all who watch  for his coming, he gives the food of his Body and Blood to sustain them on their last journey, confirming their hope of eternal life. Our brother/sister has asked to receive these three sacraments: let us help him/her with our love and our prayers.

LITURGY OF PENANCE

SACRAMENT OF PENANCE

If the sick person so wishes, the sacrament of penance is celebrated; in case of necessity, the confession may be generic.

The priest extends his hands over the penitent’s head (or at least extends his right hand) and says:

God, the Father of mercies,
through the death and reconciliation of his Son
has reconciled the world to himself
and sent the Holy Spirit among us
for the forgiveness of sins;
through the ministry of the Church
may God give you pardon and peace,
and I absolve you from your sins
in the name of the Father, and of the Son, +
and of the Holy Spirit. R. Amen.

If there is no celebration of the sacrament of penance, the penitential rite takes place as usual. The priest invites the sick person and all present to join in the penitential rite using these or similar words:

A

My brothers and sisters,
let us turn with confidence to the Lord
and ask his forgiveness for all our sins.

B

My brothers and sisters,
to prepare ourselves for this celebration,
let us call to mind our sins.

After a brief period of silence, the penitential rite continues as described in A or B.

A      All say:

I confess to almighty God,
and to you, my brothers and sisters,
that I have sinned through my own fault
They strike their breast:
in my thoughts and in my words,
in what I have done,
and in what I have failed to do;
and I ask blessed Mary, ever virgin,
all the angels and saints,
and you, my brothers and sisters,
to pray for me to the Lord our God.

B

By your paschal mystery you have won for us salvation: Lord have mercy.
R. Lord, have mercy

You renew among us now the wonders of your passion: Christ have mercy.
R. Christ, have mercy

When we receive your body, you share with us your paschal sacrifice: Lord have mercy.
R. Lord, have mercy

The priest concludes the penitential rite with the following:

May almighty God have mercy on us,
forgive us our sins,
and being us to everlasting life. R: Amen.

APOSTOLIC PARDON

At the conclusion of the sacrament of penance or the penitential rite, the priest may give the apostolic pardon for the dying using one of the following

A

Through the holy mysteries of our redemption,
may almighty God release you
from all punishments in this life
and in the life to come.
May he open to you the gates of paradise
and welcome you to everlasting joy. R. Amen.

B

By the authority which the Apostolic See has given me,
I grant you a full pardon
and the remission of all your sins
in the name of the Father, and of the Son, +
and of the Holy Spirit. R. Amen

BAPTISMAL PROFESSION OF FAITH

If the condition of the sick person permits, the baptismal profession of faith follows. The priest igves a brief introduction and then asks the following questions

N., do you  believe in God, the Father almighty,
Creator of heaven and earth?
R. I do.

Do you believe in Jesus Christ,
his only Son, our Lord,
who was born of the Virgin Mary
was crucified, died, and was buried,
rose from the dead,
ascended into heaven
and is now seated at the right hand of the Father?
R. I do.

Do you believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic Church, the communion of Saints,
the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body
and life everlasting?
R. I do.

LITANY

The litany may be adapted to express the intentions of the sick person and of those present. The sick person, if able, and all present respond. One of the following may be used:

A

You bore our weakness and carried our sorrows: Lord, have mercy.
R. Lord, have mercy.

You felt compassion for the crowd, and went about doing good and healing the sick: Christ, have mercy.
R. Christ, have mercy.

You commanded your apostles to lay their hands on the sick in your name: Lord, have mercy.
R. Lord, have mercy.

B

Let us pray, dear friends, for our brother/sister N., whom the Lord at this hour is refreshing with the sacraments.

That the Lord may look on our brother/sister and see in him/her the face of his own suffering Son, we pray: R. Lord, hear our prayer.

That the Lord may help N. in this moment of trial, we pray:
R. Lord, hear our prayer.

That the Lord may watch over N., and keep him/her ever in his love, we pray:
R. Lord, hear our prayer.

That the Lord may give N. strength and peace, we pray:
R. Lord, hear our prayer.The priest may begin with an instruction in these or similar words

My dear brother/sister, born again in Christ by baptism, you have become members of Christ and of his priestly people. Now you are to share in the outpouring of the Holy Spirit among us, the Spirit sent by the Lord upon his apostles at Pentecost and given by them and their successors to the baptized.

All pray in silence for a short time. The priest lays hands upon the candidate and says:

All-powerful God, Father of our Lord, Jesus Christ,
by water and the Holy Spirit
you freed your son (daughter) from sin
and gave him (her) new life. 
Send your Holy Spirit upon him (her)
to be his (her) helper and guide. 
Give him (her) the spirit of wisdom and understanding,
the spirit of judgment and courage,
the spirit of knowledge and reverence. 
Fill him (her) with the spirit of wonder and awe in your presence.
We ask this through Christ, our Lord.  R. Amen. 

The minister then dips his right thumb in the chrism and makes the sign of the cross on the forehead of the one to be confirmed, as he says:

N., be sealed with the Gift of the Holy Spirit.
R. Amen.

Peace be with you
R. And also with you.

In a case of necessity, it is enough to anoint with chrism, while saying the words N., be sealed with the Gift of the Holy Spirit.  If possible, the priest should first lay hands upon the sick person with the prayer All-powerful God, Father of our Lord, Jesus Christ


LITURGY OF ANOINTING

In silence, the priest then lays his hands on the head of the sick person.

PRAYER OVER THE OIL

In some situations the priest may bless the oil himself. Otherwise, he says a prayer of thanksgiving over oil already blessed.

Thanksgiving over Blessed Oil -  If the oil is already blessed, the priest says the following prayer of thanksgiving over it

Praise to you, God, the almighty Father. You sent your son to live among us and bring us salvation.
All: Blessed be God who heals us in Christ.

Praise to you, God the only-begotten Son. You humbled yourself to share in our humanity and you heal our infirmities,
All: Blessed be God who heals us in Christ.

Praise to you God, the Holy Spirit, the Consoler. Your unfailing power gives us strength in our bodily weakness.
All: Blessed be God who heals us in Christ.

God of mercy, ease the sufferings and comfort the weakness of your servant, N., whom the Church anoints with this holy oil. We ask this through Christ our Lord.
All: Amen

Blessing of Oil–When the priest blesses the oil during the rite, he uses the following blessing:

Bless, + Lord, your gift of oil
and our brother/sister N.
that it may bring him/her relief

Or:

God of all consolation,
you chose and sent your Son to heal the world.
Graciously listen to our prayer of faith:
send the power of the Holy Spirit, the Consoler,
into this precious oil, this soothing ointment,
this rich gift, this fruit of the earth.
Bless this oil + and sanctify it for our use.
Make this oil a remedy for all who are anointed with it;
heal them in body, in soul, and in spirit,
and deliver them from every affliction.
We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.
All: Amen

Or:

Praise to you, God, the almighty Father. You sent your Son to live among us and bring us salvation.
R. Blessed be God who heals us in Christ.

Praise to you, God, the only-begotten Son. You humbled yourself to share in our humanity and you heal our infirmities.
R. Blessed be God who heals us in Christ.

Praise to you, God, the Holy Spirit, the Consoler. Your unfailing power gives us strength in our bodily weakness.
R. Blessed be God who heals us in Christ.

Almighty God, come to our aid and sanctify this oil which has been set apart for healing your people. May the prayer of faith and the anointing with oil free them from every affliction. We ask this through Christ our Lord. R. Amen.

ANOINTING

The priest anoints the sick person with blessed oil.

First, he anoints the forehead, saying

Through this holy anointing
may the Lord in his love and mercy
help you with the grace of the Holy Spirit. All: Amen.

Then he anoints the hands, saying:

May the Lord who frees you from sin
save you and raise you up. All: Amen.

The sacramental form is said only once, for the anointing of the forehead and hands, and is not repeated.

Depending upon the culture and traditions of the place, as well as the condition of the sick person, the priest may also anoint additional parts of the body, for example, the area of pain or injury. He does not repeat the sacramental form.

PRAYER AFTER ANOINTING

The priest says one of the following prayers

A
Lord Jesus Christ, Redeemer of the world,
you have shouldered the burden of our weakness
and borne our sufferings in your passion and death.
Hear this prayer for our sick brother/sister N.
whom you have redeemed.
Strengthen his/her hope of salvation
and sustain him/her in body and soul,
for you live and reign for ever and ever.
R. Amen.

B
God of mercy,
look kindly on your servant
who has grown weak under the burden of years. 
In this holy anointing
he/she asks for healing in body and soul. 
Fill him/her with the strength of your Holy Spirit. 
Keep him/her firm in faith
and serene in hope,
so that he/she may give us all an example of patience
and joyfully witness to the power of your love. 
We ask this through Christ our Lord. R. Amen.

LITURGY OF VIATICUM

THE LORD’s PRAYER

The priest introduces the Lord’s Prayer in these or similar words

A    Jesus taught us to call God our Father, and so we have the courage to say:
B    And now let us pray with confidence as Christ our Lord commanded:

All say:

Our Father who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name.
Thy kingdom come.
Thy will be done
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread,
and forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us,
and lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.

COMMUNION AS VIATICUM

The sick person and all present may receive Communion under both kinds. When the priest gives Communion to the sick person, he uses the form for Viaticum.

The priest genuflects, takes the Eucharistic Bread, raises it slightly and facing those present says:

A  Jesus Christ is the food for our journey; he calls us to the heavenly table.
B    This is the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world. Happy are those who are called to his supper
C    These are God’s holy gifts to his holy people: receive them with thanksgiving.

The priest goes to the sick person and, showing the Blessed Sacrament, says: The Body of Christ
The sick person answers Amen.

Then the priest says: The Blood of Christ
The sick person answers Amen.

Immediately, or after giving Communion to the sick person, the priest adds

May the Lord Jesus Christ protect you
and lead you to eternal life. R. Amen

Others present who wish to receive Communion then do so in the usual way. After the conclusion of the rite, the priest cleanses the vessel as usual.

SILENT PRAYER

Then a period of silence may be observed

PRAYER AFTER COMMUNION

The priest says a concluding prayer. One of the following may be used

Let us pray

Pause for silent prayer, if this has not preceded

A
Father,
your son, Jesus Christ,
is our way, our truth, and our life.
Look with compassion on your servant N.
who has trusted in your promises.
You have refreshed him/her
with the Body and Blood of your Son:
May he/she enter your kingdom in peace
We ask this through Christ our Lord. R.  Amen.

B
God of Peace
you offer eternal healing to those who believe in you;
you have refreshed your servant N.
with food and drink from heaven:
lead him/her safely into the kingdom of light.
We ask this through Christ our Lord. R.  Amen.

CONCLUDING RITES

BLESSING

The priest blesses the sick person, and others present, using one of the following blessings. If however, any of the Blessed Sacrament remains, he may bless the sick person by making the sign of the cross with the Blessed Sacrament, in silence.

A
May God the Father bless you. R. Amen.
May God the Son heal you. R. Amen.
May God the Holy Spirit enlighten you. R. Amen..

May almighty God bless you,
the Father, and the Son, + and the Holy Spirit. R. Amen.

B
May the blessing of almighty God,
the Father, and the Son, + and the Holy Spirit,
come upon you and remain with you for ever. R. Amen.

SIGN OF PEACE

The priest and the others present may then give the sick person the sign of peace.

If the person recovers somewhat, the priest or other minister may continue to give further pastoral care, bringing Viaticum frequently, and using other prayers and blessings from the rite of visiting the sick.

When death has occurred, prayers may be offered for the dead person and for the family and friends. These are given in nos. 221-222. This may be done in any suitable place, including a hospital chapel or prayer room.

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Introductory Prayers

The three introductory prayers that follow are very much the same as those ordinarily used for a priest's visit to the home of a sick person. They are preceded by the peace-greeting, the sacramental of sprinkling with holy water, which commonly is a reminder of baptism and an occasion for renewing the baptismal promises, confession if the person wishes to confess, and a little sermon in which the priest offers some consoling thoughts along with a summary of the nature and effects of the sacrament of the sick (see the introduction). If time permits the priest may choose to read one of the psalms and one or the other gospel passages taken from the rite of visitation and care of the sick.

3. Arriving at the place where the sick person is confined, the priest on entering the room says:

P: God's peace be in this home.

All: And in all who live here.

4. The priest places the holy oil on the table, and then vests in surplice and stole. Next he presents a crucifix to be devoutly kissed by the sick person. After that he sprinkles holy water in the form of a cross on the patient, the room, and the bystanders, saying:

Purify me with hyssop, Lord, and I shall be clean of sin. Wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow. Have mercy on me, God, in your great kindness. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.

All: As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

P: Purify me with hyssop, Lord, and I shall be clean of sin. Wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.

If the patient wishes to go to confession, he hears his confession and absolves him. Then he speaks words of consolation to him and if time permits briefly explains the power and efficacy of this sacrament. When advisable he adds words of encouragement and directs the patient's thoughts to hope of everlasting life.

5. Next he says:

P: Our help is in the name of the Lord. All: Who made heaven and earth. P: The Lord be with you. All: May He also be with you.

The plural form used in the next prayer is by no means the majestic plural but a relic of the days when a number of priests assisted. Now it can refer to those who assist the priest.

Let us pray.
Lord Jesus Christ, as we, in all humility, enter this home, let there enter with us abiding happiness and God's choicest blessings. Let serene joy pervade this home and charity abound here and health never fail. Let no evil spirits approach this place but drive them far away. Let your angels of peace take over and put down all wicked strife. Teach us, O Lord, to recognize the grandeur of your holy name. Sanctify our humble visit and bless what we are about to do; you who are holy, you who are kind, you who abide with the Father and the Holy Spirit forever and ever.

All: Amen.
Let us pray and beseech our Lord Jesus Christ to bless this dwelling more and more and all who live in it. May He give them an able guardian angel. May He prompt them to serve Him and to ponder the wonders of His law. May He ward off all diabolical powers from them, deliver them from all fear and anxiety, and keep them in good health in this dwelling; He who lives and reigns with the Father and the Holy Spirit, forever and ever.

All: Amen.
Let us pray.
Hear us, holy Lord Father, almighty everlasting God, and in your goodness send your holy angel from heaven to watch over and protect all who live in this home, to be with them and give them comfort and encouragement; through Christ our Lord.

All: Amen.
6. If time does not permit, all or part of the foregoing prayers may be omitted. Next comes as usual the general confession of sins (Confiteor), after which the priest says:

May almighty God have mercy on you, forgive you your sins, and lead you to everlasting life.

All: Amen.
P: May the almighty and merciful Lord grant you pardon, absolution,  and remission of your sins.

All: Amen.
Invocation of the Trinity and Anointings

Rubric no. 7 directs the bystanders to recite the penitential psalms and Litany of the Saints while the priest is performing the anointings. This was well advised in former days when the prayers and forms were said in Latin. In our present practice it is surely preferable to have the people listen to the stately official prayers and make the responses as indicated.

7. Before the priest begins to anoint the sick person he invites all present to pray for him. And if circumstances are favorable and those present are able to do so they should recite the seven penitential psalms and Litany of the Saints or other prayers while the priest administers the sacrament. First the priest extends his right hand over the head of the sick person, saying:

In the name of the Father,  and of the Son,  and of the Holy  Spirit; may any power the devil has over you be destroyed by the laying-on of our hands and by calling on the glorious and blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God, her illustrious spouse, St. Joseph, and all holy angels, archangels, patriarchs, prophets, apostles, martyrs, confessors, virgins, and all the saints.

All: Amen.
8. Next he dips his thumb in the holy oil, and anoints the sick person in the form of a cross on all bodily members indicated below, pronouncing in each instance the respective form as follows:*

* In the case of bodily members which are double, the right organ is anointed at the place indicated in the form by the +, and the left organ before the remaining words are completed.--Trans.

Anointing the Eyes (on the eyelids)

By this holy anointing  and by His most tender mercy may the Lord forgive you all the evil you have done through the power of sight.

All: Amen.
9. After every anointing the assistant, provided he is in holy orders, otherwise the priest himself, wipes the part anointed with a fresh pellet of cotton or similar material. These pellets are deposited in a clean receptacle and later taken to church where they are burned and the ashes thrown into the sacrarium.

Anointing the Ears (on the lobes)

By this holy anointing  and by His most tender mercy may the Lord forgive you all the evil you have done through the power of hearing.

All: Amen.
Anointing the Nose (on each nostril)

By this holy anointing  and by His most tender mercy may the Lord forgive you all the evil you have done through the sense of smell.

All: Amen.
Anointing the Mouth (on closed lips)

By this holy anointing  and by His most tender mercy may the Lord forgive you all the evil you have done through the sense of taste and the power of speech.

All: Amen.
Anointing the Hands (on the palms)

By this holy anointing  and by His most tender mercy may the Lord forgive you all the evil you have done through the sense of touch.

All: Amen.
10. Note as said above that priests are anointed on the back of the hands, not on the palms.

Anointing the Feet (either on the instep or sole)

By this holy anointing  and by His most tender mercy may the Lord forgive you all the evil you have done through the ability to walk.

All: Amen.
11. The anointing of feet, as has been said, may be omitted for any good reason.

12. When the priest has finished the anointings he rubs his thumb with particles of bread, then washes his hands and wipes them with a towel. The water used for this purpose together with the bread is later thrown into the sacrarium, or for lack of such, into another decent receptacle. Afterward the priest says:

Lord, have mercy. Christ, have mercy. Lord, have mercy. Our Father (the rest inaudibly untilSmile

P: And lead us not into temptation. All: But deliver us from evil.

P: Save your servant.

All: Who trusts in you, my God.

P: Lord, send him (her) aid from your holy place.

All: And watch over him (her) from Sion.

P: Let him (her) find in you, Lord, a fortified tower.

All: In the face of the enemy.

P: Let the enemy have no power over him (her).

All: And the son of iniquity be powerless to harm him (her).

P: Lord, heed my prayer.

All: And let my cry be heard by you.

P: The Lord be with you.

All: May He also be with you.

Let us pray.
Lord God, who spoke through your apostle James, "Is anyone of you sick? He should call in the priests of the Church, and have them pray over him, while they anoint him with oil in the name of the Lord. That prayer, said with faith, will save the sick person, and the Lord will restore him to health. If he has committed sins, they will be forgiven him." We beg you, our Redeemer, to cure by the grace of the Holy Spirit this sick man's (woman's) infirmity. Heal his (her) wounds, and forgive his (her) sins. Rid him (her) of all pain of body and mind. Restore him (her), in your mercy, to full health of body and soul, so that having recovered by your goodness, he (she) may take up his (her) former duties. We ask this of you who live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit, God, forever and ever.

All: Amen.
Let us pray.
We entreat you, Lord, to look with favor on your servant, N., who is weak and failing, and refresh the life you have created. Chastened by suffering, may he (she) know that he (she) has been saved by your healing; through Christ our Lord.

All: Amen.
Let us pray.
Holy Lord, almighty Father, everlasting God, in pouring out the grace of your blessing on the bodies of the sick, you show your loving care for your creatures. And so now as we call on your holy name, come and free your servant from his (her) illness and restore him (her) to health; reach out your hand and raise him (her) up; strengthen him (her) by your might; protect him (her) by your power; and give him (her) back in all desired well-being to your holy Church; through Christ our Lord.

All: Amen.
13. Lastly, if the patient's condition allows, the priest may add a few well-chosen words, inspiring him to resist the temptations of the devil, and if death comes to expire peacefully in the Lord.

14. He should leave some holy water for the use of the sick person and also a crucifix, unless he has one, so that he may often gaze on it and devoutly kiss it and embrace it.

15. He should likewise instruct the family or the nurse to notify the pastor immediately if the sick person gets worse or approaches the last agony, so that the priest may be present to assist the dying and commend his soul to God. But if death is imminent the priest should say the prayers for the commendation of a departing soul before he leaves the house.

16. All that pertains to the care and visitation of the sick, the prayers for the dying, the commendation of a departing soul, and the burial rites are found below in their proper place.
Before Vat. II there was no such thing as "anointing of the sick".   Now, there is the Catholic Sacrament of Extreme Unction if that is what you are referring to.  There is no comparison between "anointing of the sick" and the Sacrament of Extreme Unction - the two are about as polar opposites as you can get - apples to oranges.   Anointing of the sick was created by a committee of men in the aftermath of Vatican II while the Sacrament of Extreme Unction, handed down to us as a sacrament by Jesus Christ, was mothballed into obscurity (outside of the small remnant of traditionalists who are still faithful to the Sacrament). 
AMEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
Please explain this, NECatholic. I have often been confused about this. What is the difference between Extreme Unction, Last Rites, Viaticum, and Anointing of the Sick. And what is the VII translation for Extreme Unction? (For example, it seems to me that the Sacrament of Penance, or Confession, got translated into Sacrament of Reconciliation). Please explain, if you have a moment to spare.
(08-08-2011, 11:09 PM)maldon Wrote: [ -> ]Please explain this, NECatholic. I have often been confused about this. What is the difference between Extreme Unction, Last Rites, Viaticum, and Anointing of the Sick. And what is the VII translation for Extreme Unction? (For example, it seems to me that the Sacrament of Penance, or Confession, got translated into Sacrament of Reconciliation). Please explain, if you have a moment to spare.

There is alot of information out there about the man-made creation called "anointing of the sick" vs the Sacrament of Extreme Unction.  Here's one link:

http://www.studiesincomparativereligion....Fs/341.pdf

If you would like more information, PM me and I'll provide more links.