There will be a special Mass and Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick and the Elderly at Our Lady of Peace Church, 111 South St., New Providence on Saturday, May 17 at 11 a.m.  Refreshments will be served in the Parish Hall following the Sacrament.

The Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick, formerly known as the Sacrament of Extreme Unction, has long been viewed by the Catholic Church as a Sacrament focusing on the whole Christian life and is considered a salutary remedy against all ills of soul and body.

The earliest reference for anointing the sick with oils can be found in the New Testament. The Gospel According to Mark, 6:13, which references Jesus sending His apostles forth, states “...they anointed with oil many who were sick and cured them.”