When the Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick is given, the hoped-for effect is that, if it be God’s will, the person be physically healed of illness. But even if there is no physical healing, the primary effect of the Sacrament is a spiritual healing by which the sick person receives the Holy Spirit’s gift of peace and courage to deal with the difficulties that accompany serious illness or the frailty of old age.
You may call any parish priest as soon as there is any serious illness. To reach Father Fauser immediately, please call the Parish Office at 717-354-4686, then dial Zero. To leave a voice message for Father Fauser, call the Parish Office and dial Ext. 7.