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1 JUBILEE OF MERCY Rite of Anointing the Sick For the Use of Priests In Communal Celebrations Archdiocese of Kingston

2 Contents Communal Anointing outside of Mass Communal Anointing within Mass Prepared by Logo, Prayer of Jubilee Copyright Pontifical Council for the Promotion of New Evangelization, Vatican State. All rights reserved. Excerpts from the English translation of Pastoral Care of the Sick: Rites of Anointing and Viaticum 1982, International Committee on English in the Liturgy, Inc. (ICEL); Excerpts from the English translation of the Roman Missal 2010, International Committee on English in the Liturgy, Inc. (ICEL). All rights reserved. New Revised Standard Version Bible: Catholic Edition, copyright 1989, 1993, Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved. Acts of Contrition, Prayer in the Morning, Prayer in the Evening, Intercessions, Prayer before Communion, Prayer before Masss 2015, 2016 Archdiocese of Kingston (Ontario Canada), All rights reserved.

3 COMMUNAL CELEBRATION ANOINTING OF THE SICK INTRODUCTORY RITE ENTRANCE When the people are gathered, the Priest approaches the altar with the ministers while the Entrance Hymn is sung. When he has arrived at the altar, after making a profound bow with the ministers, the Priest venerates the altar with a kiss and, if appropriate, incenses the cross and the altar. Then, with the ministers, he goes to the chair. GREETING When the Entrance Hymn is concluded, the Priest and the faithful sign themselves with the Sign of the Cross, while the Priest says: In the name of the Father, + and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. The people reply: Amen. Then the Priest, extending his hands, greets the people, saying: The peace of the Lord be with you always. The people reply: And with your spirit. RECEPTION AND WELCOME OF THE SICK The Priest introduces the celebration, saying: My dear friends, we are gathered here in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ who is present among us. As the gospels relate, the sick came to him for healing; moreover, he loves us so much that he died for our sake. Through the apostle James, he has commanded us: Are there any who are sick among you? Let them send for the priests of the Church, and let the priests pray over them, anointing them with oil in the name of the Lord; and the prayer of faith will save the sick persons, and the Lord will raise them up; and if they have committed any sins, their sins will be forgiven them. Let us therefore commend our sick brothers and sisters to the grace and power of Christ, that he may save them and raise them up. -3-

4 Lord God, you have said to us through your apostles, James, Are there people sick among you? Let them send for the priests of the Church, and let the priests pray over them, anointing them with oil in the name of the Lord. The prayer of faith will save the sick persons, and the Lord will raise them up. If they have committed any sins, their sins will be forgive them. Lord, we have gathered here in your name and we ask you to be among us, to watch over our brothers and sisters. We ask this with confidence, for you live and reign for ever and ever. The people reply: Amen. LITURGY OF THE WORD One or more scripture readings are proclaimed from the ambo. The readings may be chosen from the Ritual Lectionary: For the Sick, nos , pages 182 to 228. If only one reading is proclaimed, it is from the Gospels. The following may be proclaimed by the Deacon or Priest. Matthew 11:25-30 Childlike confidence in the goodness of God will bring us the "rest" that only Jesus can give. + A reading from the holy gospel according to Matthew. At that time, Jesus exclaimed: I thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and the intelligent and have revealed them to infants; yes, Father, for such was your gracious will. All things have been handed over to me by my Father; and no one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and anyone to whom the Son chooses to reveal him. Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light. The Gospel of the Lord. HOMILY A brief period of silence may be observed after the reading of the word of God. The priest may then give a brief explanation of the reading, applying it to the needs of the sick and those who are looking after them. -4-

5 LITANY The Priest invites the people to pray, saying: My brothers and sisters, in our prayer of faith let us appeal to God for our brothers and sisters. Come and strengthen them through this holy anointing: Lord, have mercy. L. Lord, have mercy. Free them from all harm, sin and temptation: Lord, have mercy. L. Relieve the sufferings of all the sick and assist those who care for them: Lord, have mercy. L. Give life and health to our brothers and sisters, on whom we [or: the priests] will lay our/their hands in your name: Lord, have mercy. L. LAYING ON OF HANDS If there are a few people to be anointed, the priest lays his hands on the heads of each in silence. If there are many to be anointed, the priest lays hands on each person immediately before he anoints the forehead. PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING The priest says: Praise to you, God, the almighty Father. You sent your Son to live among us and bring salvation. [Blessed be God who heals us in Christ.] L: Blessed be God who heals us in Christ. [The Music from CBW III, 4A or 4B may be used by changing the words to the above.] Praise to you, God the only-begotten Son. You humbled yourself to share in our humanity and you heal our infirmities. [Blessed be God who heals us in Christ.] L. Praise to you, God, the Holy Spirit, the Consoler. Your unfailing power gives us strength in our bodily weakness. [Blessed be God who heals us in Christ.] L. God of mercy, ease the sufferings and comfort the weakness of your servants whom the Church anoints with this holy oil. We ask this through Christ our Lord. L: Amen. -5-

6 ANOINTING If the laying-on-hands did not take place above, then the priest lays his hands on the head of the person before anointing the forehead of each sick person, saying: Through this holy anointing may the Lord in his love and mercy help you with the grace of the Holy Spirit. Then the priest anoints the hands, saying: May the Lord who frees you from sin save you and raise you up. L. Amen. L. Amen. PRAYER AFTER ANOINTING After the sick have been anointed the Priest returns to the chair and says: Let us pray. A period of silence follows, then the Priests says one of the following prayers. Father in heaven, through this holy anointing grant our brothers and sisters comfort in their suffering. When they are afraid, give them courage, when afflicted, give them patience, when dejected, sustain them with hope, and when alone, assure them of the support of your holy people. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Lord Jesus Christ, you chose to share our human nature, to redeem all people and to heal the sick. Look with compassion upon your servants, whom we have anointed in your name with this holy oil for the healing of their body and spirit. Support them with your power, comfort them with your protection, and give them strength to fight against evil. Since you have given them a share in your passion, help them to find hope in suffering, for you are Lord for ever and ever. L. Amen. THE LORD S PRAYER The Priest continues: Now let us pray to God as our Lord Jesus Christ taught us: All: Our Father

7 BLESSING The Priest says: The Lord be with you. The people reply: And with your spirit. The Priest continues: May the Lord be with you to protect you. May he guide you and give you strength. May he watch over you, keep you in his care, and bless you with his peace. May almighty God bless you, the Father, and the Son, + and the Holy Spirit. The people reply: Amen. May the God of all consolation bless you in every way and grant you hope all the days of your life. May God restore you to health and grant you salvation. L. Amen. May God fill your heart with peace and lead you to eternal life. L. Amen. May almighty God bless you, the Father, and the Son, + and the Holy Spirit. L. Amen. L. Amen. DISMISSAL The Deacon or Priest says: Go in peace, to serve Christ in the sick and in all who need your love. Go in peace, glorifying the Lord by your patience and life. Go in peace. The people reply: Thanks be to God. -7-

8 COMMUNAL CELEBRATION ANOINTING OF THE SICK WITHIN MASS ENTRANCE INTRODUCTORY RITES When the people are gathered, the Priest approaches the altar with the ministers while the Entrance Hymn is sung. When he has arrived at the altar, after making a profound bow with the ministers, the Priest venerates the altar with a kiss and, if appropriate, incenses the cross and the altar. Then, with the ministers, he goes to the chair. GREETING When the Entrance Hymn is concluded, the Priest and the faithful sign themselves with the Sign of the Cross, while the Priest says: In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. The people reply: Amen. Then the Priest, extending his hands, greets the people, saying: The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all. The Lord be with you. The people reply: And with your spirit. RECEPTION AND WELCOME OF THE SICK The Priest introduces the celebration in these or similar words: My brothers and sisters, we have come together to celebrate the Sacraments of Anointing and Eucharist, for we believe that Christ is always present when we gather in his name. Today we welcome him as the divine physician and healer, for we know the Lord is gracious and full of mercy. Let us join in this prayer of faith that the sick may know Christ s compassion and presence in their suffering and be restored to physical and spiritual health by his gift of mercy. -8-

9 PENITENTIAL ACT Then follows the Penitential Act, to which the Priest invites the faithful, saying: Now to prepare ourselves to celebrate these holy Sacraments, let us acknowledge our failings and weakness and ask the Lord for strength and healing. After a brief period of silence, the Priest, or a Deacon or another minister, says: Lord Jesus, you came to heal and comfort the sick: Lord, have mercy. The people reply: Lord, have mercy. The Priest: Lord Jesus, you forgave sinners and offered them hope and mercy: Christ, have mercy. The people: Christ, have mercy. The Priest: Lord Jesus, you give us yourself to heal us and bring us strength: Lord, have mercy. The people reply: Lord, have mercy. The Priest concludes with the following: May almighty God have mercy on us, forgive us our sins, and bring us to everlasting life. The people reply: Amen. COLLECT PRAYER The Prayers of the Mass may be taken from the Pastoral Care of the Sick, Anointing within Mass, page 105 and following, or from the Roman Missal, For Various Needs and Occasions: For the Sick, no. 45, page O God, who willed that our infirmities be borne by your Only Begotten Son to show the value of human suffering, listen in kindness to our prayers for our brothers and sisters who are sick; grant that all who are oppressed by pain, distress or other afflictions may known that they are chosen among those proclaimed blessed and are united to Christ in his suffering for the salvation of the world. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God for ever and ever. The people reply: Amen. -9-

10 LITURGY OF THE WORD The Readings of the Day may be used, or when permitted, the Readings may be selected from the Ritual Lectionary: For the Sick, nos , pages 182 to 228. The Psalm may be chosen from the Catholic Book of Worship III, see nos. 16, 45, 49, 55, 84, 123, 157, 165, 181 or 152. HOMILY A brief period of silence may be observed after the reading of the Word of God. The priest may also give a brief explanation of the Readings. LITURGY OF ANOINTING LITANY The Priest invites the people to pray, saying: My brothers and sisters, in our prayer of faith let us appeal to God for our brothers and sisters. Come and strengthen them through this holy anointing: Lord, have mercy. L. Lord, have mercy. Free them from all harm, sin and temptation: Lord, have mercy. L. Relieve the sufferings of all the sick and assist those who care for them: Lord, have mercy. L. Give life and health to our brothers and sisters, on whom we [or: the priests] will lay our/their hands in your name: Lord, have mercy. L. The Priest invites the people to pray, saying: Let us pray to God for our brothers and sisters and for all those who devote themselves to caring for them. The Deacon or a cantor may say or sing the petitions to which all may sing: Lord, have mercy. Bless those who are sick and fill them with new hope and strength: let us pray to the Lord. L. Relieve the pain of all who are suffering: let us pray to the Lord. L. Free us from sin and do not let us give way to temptation: let us pray to the Lord. L. Sustain all the sick with your saving power: let us pray to the Lord. V Assist all who care for the sick and the dying: let us pray to the Lord. L. Strengthen all those who are not here: let us pray to the Lord. L. Give life and health to our brothers and sisters on whom we [or: the priests] lay our/their hands in your name: let us pray to the Lord. L. -10-

11 LAYING ON OF HANDS If there are a few to be anointed, the priest lays his hands on the heads of the sick persons in silence. If there are many to be anointed, the priests lays hands on each person before he anoints the forehead. PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING The priest continues: Praise to you, God, the almighty Father. You sent your Son to live among us and bring salvation. [Blessed be God who heals us in Christ.] L: Blessed be God who heals us in Christ. [The Music from CBW III, 4A or 4B may be used by changing the words to the above.] Praise to you, God the only-begotten Son. You humbled yourself to share in our humanity and you heal our infirmities. [Blessed be God who heals us in Christ.] L. Praise to you, God, the Holy Spirit, the Consoler. Your unfailing power gives us strength in our bodily weakness. [Blessed be God who heals us in Christ.] L. God of mercy, ease the sufferings and comfort the weakness of your servants whom the Church anoints with this holy oil. We ask this through Christ our Lord. L: Amen. ANOINTING If the laying-on-hands did not take place above, then the priest lays his hands on the head of the person immediately before anointing the forehead of each sick person, saying: Through this holy anointing may the Lord in his love and mercy help you with the grace of the Holy Spirit. L. Amen. Then the priest anoints the hands, saying: May the Lord who frees you from sin save you and raise you up. L. Amen. -11-

12 PRAYER AFTER ANOINTING After the sick have been anointed the Priest returns to the chair and says: Let us pray. A period of silence follows, then the Priests says one of the following prayers. Father in heaven, through this holy anointing grant our brothers and sisters comfort in their suffering. When they are afraid, give them courage, when afflicted, give them patience, when dejected, sustain them with hope, and when alone, assure them of the support of your holy people. We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord. Lord Jesus Christ, you chose to share our human nature, to redeem all people and to heal the sick. Look with compassion upon your servants, whom we have anointed in your name with this holy oil for the healing of their body and spirit. Support them with your power, comfort them with your protection, and give them strength to fight against evil. Since you have given them a share in your passion, help them to find hope in suffering, for you are Lord for ever and ever. L. Amen. LITURGY OF THE EUCHARIST The Liturgy of the Eucharist is celebrated as usual. PRAYER OVER THE OFFERINGS Since the moments of our life unfold, O God, according to your good pleasure, receive the prayers and sacrificial offerings by which we implore tyour mercy for our brothers and sisters who are ill, that, having been anxious for them in their danger. We may rejoice at their recovery of health Through Christ our Lord. R. Amen. -12-

13 PREFACE FOR THE ANOINTING OF THE SICK V. The Lord be with you. R. And with your spirit. V. Lift up your hearts. R. We lift them up to the Lord. V. Let us give thanks to the Lord our God. R. It is right and just. It is truly right and just, our duty and our salvation, always and everywhere to give you thanks, Lord, holy Father, almighty and eternal God. For you have revealed to us in Christ the healer your unfailing power and steadfast compassion. In the splendour of his rising your Son conquered suffering and death and bequeathed to us his promise of a new and glorious world, where no bodily pain will afflict us and no anguish of spirit. Through your gift of the Spirit, you bless us, even now, with comfort and healing, strength and hope, forgiveness and peace. In this supreme Sacrament of your love you give us the risen Body of your Son: a pattern of what we shall become when he returns again at the end of time. In gladness and joy we unite with the angels and saints in the great canticle of creation, as we acclaim: Holy, holy, holy Lord... PRAYER AFTER COMMUNION O God, only supporter of our human weakness, show the power of your protection over your servants who are sick, that, sustained by your merciful help, they may be restored to your holy Church in good health, Through Christ our Lord. -13-

14 BLESSING The Priest says: The Lord be with you. The people reply: And with your spirit. The Priest continues: May the Lord be with you to protect you. May he guide you and give you strength. May he watch over you, keep you in his care, and bless you with his peace. May almighty God bless you, the Father, and the Son, + and the Holy Spirit. The people reply: Amen. May the God of all consolation bless you in every way and grant you hope all the days of your life. May God restore you to health and grant you salvation. L. Amen. May God fill your heart with peace and lead you to eternal life. L. Amen. May almighty God bless you, the Father, and the Son, + and the Holy Spirit. DISMISSAL L. Amen. L. Amen. The Deacon or Priest says: Go in peace, to serve Christ in the sick and in all who need your love. Go in peace, glorifying the Lord by your patience and life. Go in peace. The people reply: Thanks be to God. -14-

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