This sacrament gives the grace of the Holy Spirit to those who are sick: by this grace the whole person is helped and saved, sustained by trust in God, and strengthened against temptations of the Evil One and against anxiety over death. Thus the sick person is able not only to bear suffering bravely, but also to fight against it.
(Pastoral Care of the Sick, 6)
Anointing of the Sick is celebrated on the First Sunday of every month at 8:30 am in the St. Ignatius of Loyola’s Chapel. All are welcome for the celebration of this healing sacrament. If you are unable to celebrate the Sacrament of the Sick here at St. Ignatius of Loyola, please call the Parish Office at 303.322.8042 to celebrate it at home, in the hospital, or in a long-term care facility.
Funerals at St. Ignatius of Loyola
At the death of a Christian, whose life of faith was begun in the waters of baptism and strengthened at the eucharistic table, the Church intercedes on behalf of the deceased because of its confident belief that death is not the end nor does it break the bonds forged in life. The Church also ministers to the sorrowing and consoles them in the funeral rites with the comforting word of God and the sacrament of the eucharist.
(Order of Christian Funerals, 4)
At St. Ignatius of Loyola, funerals and memorials are planned with the Office Manager, and the family or friends of the deceased. Upon the death of a loved one, please call the Parish Office at 303.322.8042. The office manager will organize a meeting to plan the funeral liturgy.