Guide for Celebrating The Pastoral Care of the Sick
J. Philip Horrigan
and illness have always been among the greatest problems that trouble the human
spirit. Christians feel and experience pain as do all other people; yet their
faith helps them to grasp more deeply the mystery of suffering and to bear
their pain with greater courage. The Catholic Church has a long-standing and
worthy tradition of taking care of her sick members. Indeed, this ministry is
rooted in the ministry of Jesus himself who told his disciples that he did not
come to heal those who are well, but those who are sick.
resource provides pastoral guidance for preparing the various rites found in
Pastoral Care of the Sick: Rites of Anointing and Viaticum with particular
attention to preparing communal celebrations, environment, music, and selecting
from among the options in the ritual text.
part of the Preparing Parish WorshipTM series, this book includes:
reflections on illness and Christianity.
historical overview of the development of the Rite of Anointing.
walk-through the various rites for the ordained and lay minister.
to frequently asked questions with responses to difficult pastoral situation.
with best liturgical practice.
and informative quotations from Scripture and Church documents.
Paperback 6 x 9, 176 Pages.