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Sun, October 22, 2017

The Sacraments

THE ANOINTING OF THE SICK

(From the Catechism of the Catholic Church)

1499 "By the sacred anointing of the sick and the prayer of the priests the whole Church commends those who are ill to the suffering and glorified Lord, that he may raise them up and save them. And indeed she exhorts them to contribute to the good of the People of God by freely uniting themselves to the Passion and death of Christ."

1532 The special grace of the sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick has as its effects:
- the uniting of the sick person to the passion of Christ, for his own good and that of the whole Church;
- the strengthening, peace, and courage to endure in a Christian manner the sufferings of illness or old age;
- the forgiveness of sins, if the sick person was not able to obtain it through the sacrament of Penance;
- the restoration of health, if it is conducive to the salvation of his soul;
- the preparation for passing over to eternal life.

 

The Anointing of the Sick at St. Columba’s

Please contact us if there is a need for this sacrament on 0141 886 2570 or info@stcolumba.rcpaisley.org.uk

 

Hospital Admissions

If you are being admitted into hospital it is important that you let us know this.  The Hospitals do not issue the Catholic Chaplain with a list of those who have been admitted.
To help us to make sure that you or your loved ones are attended by the Catholic Chaplain, it would be helpful if you would inform you own Parish Priest, giving him the dates of your stay and the ward in which you are to be admitted.  He will pass this information on to the relevant Catholic Chaplain.  It is also important that when you are admitted to hospital that you complete the “PATIENT’S RELIGIOUS DECLARATION” which is available below page or in the porch of the church.   Ask the Nurse in charge of your ward to place it in your case notes.  Without this declaration the hospital will not pass on to the catholic chaplain the information that you are present on the ward.
Our Catholic Chaplains are very diligent in attending to those in hospital so if you or your loved one has not been visited, it may be because the Chaplain is unaware of your presence on the ward.

PATIENT’S RELIGIOUS DECLARATION

I am a Roman Catholic.

While a patient in hospital, I wish to exercise my Human Right, as enshrined in the European Convention on Human Rights (Article 9.1) of practising my Religion.

I request that the Roman Catholic Chaplain be informed of my admission to hospital, and that I receive a visit from the Roman Catholic Chaplain. I give explicit consent for this information to be made available to the Roman Catholic Chaplain and I would request that this document form part of my personal case notes.

 

 

Signed   .............................................................

 

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