World Day of Prayer for the Sick
and the Celebration of the Anointing of the Sick
The weekend of February 5 is the World Day of Prayer for the Sick. It is always before the Sunday before the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes, which is February 11. It is appropriate to celebrate the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick. As is the custom here in the parish, each church will celebrate the Sacrament at one of the weekend Masses: 8:30 at St. Gregory, 9:30 at St. Jude, 10:30 at Holy Martyrs, and 11:00 at Sacred Heart. If you would like to sign up to be anointed that day, please contact the office at 207-847-6890 or go online to www.pothe.org and fill out the request form. It would be a great day to take an elderly parent, friend in assisted living, or a neighbor who is homebound to Mass for the anointing. Not only does it speak of our care for the sick and lonely but of our obedience to the command by Jesus as faithful Christians.