Anointing of the Sick is not just for the dying, but for anyone who is seriously ill. This sacrament is available anytime. Contact Fr. Steve Ulrick or call 763-473-7901 and ask to speak with Fr. Steve. In an emergency, call 763-233-0259.
"Christ's compassion toward the sick and his many healings of every kind of infirmity are a resplendent sign that 'God has visited his people' (Lk 7:16) and that the Kingdom of God is close at hand. Jesus has the power not only to heal, but also to forgive sins (Mk 2:5-12); he has come to heal the whole man, soul and body; he is the physician the sick have need of. (Mk 2:17) His compassion toward all who suffer goes so far that he identifies himself with them: 'I was sick and you visited me.' (Mt 25:36) His preferential love for the sick has not ceased through the centuries to draw the very special attention of Christians toward all those who suffer in body and soul. It is the source of tireless efforts to comfort them." ~Catechism of the Catholic Church -1503
For more information on the importance of this Sacrament, please visit the Archdiocesan website here.
For the USCCB's website with reference to the Catechism of the Catholic Church here.