Our Lady of Lourdes

Anointing of the Sick

Anointing of the Sick

Please contact Father Metrejean by calling the Church Parish Office at 337-937-6888.  For those who are able to attend Mass, an anointing may be scheduled after a weekday or weekend Mass.  If necessary, Father Metrejean will schedule a home or hospital visit.

How to Prepare for a Home Visit Sick Call:

Cover a small table with a white tablecloth.  If possible the table should be prepared near the bed so as to be within sight of the sick person.  On the table, place a crucifix, two blessed and lighted candles (one on either side of the crucifix), a bottle of Holy Water and a dish containing two pieces of cotton.

If the priest brings the Most Holy Eucharist, please place a spoon, a napkin, and a glass of water on the table.  When the priest arrives, a member of the family should meet him at the door with a lighted candle, genuflect to the Most Blessed Sacrament, and lead the priest into the sick room.