St. James the Apostle Church, 45 South Springfield Avenue, Springfield, invites all who are elderly, ill and/or facing impending surgery or hospitalization to receive the Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick at a special mass on Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 11 a.m.

The Sacrament is especially intended to strengthen those who are being tried by illness and to provide them with the strongest means of support. The Anointing conveys several graces, including peace and fortitude, and imparts gifts of strengthening in the Holy Spirit against anxiety, discouragement, and temptation. Thus the recipient of the Sacrament is able to bear suffering bravely.

For more information, contact the church at (973) 376-3044.