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Christians use the laying on of hands and anointing with oil as signs of God’s loving, healing presence in our most vulnerable moments. The Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick may be received at any age. If possible, the sacrament should be received in the presence of the family in the home, at church, or in the hospital room. It can be received multiple times if health conditions improve and then worsen again. We encourage families to contact the Parish Office about the sacrament very early on when any family member is in the end-stage of life or is preparing for a major medical procedure.