St Francis Xavier & St Clare

Catholic Parish of Greater Box Hill | In the Franciscan tradition

Anointing of the Sick

"By the sacred anointing of the sick and the prayer of the priests the whole Church commends those who are ill to the suffering and glorified Lord, that he may raise them up and save them. And indeed she exhorts them to contribute to the good of the People of God by freely uniting themselves to the Passion and death of Christ."
- Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC1499)

We understand your concerns when you or your loved ones are ill. Our priests are also involved in Chaplaincy at Box Hill Hospital, Epworth Eastern and St Vincent de Paul’s Nursing Home (Box Hill).

If you wish to receive the Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick, please ring the SFX Parish Office on (03) 9401 6371 to make arrangements.

If you wish to learn more about the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick, see the Catholic Australia website