Originally Posted by Joey
Once or twice a year, our parish priest invites the members of our congregation up after all Masses to receive an anointing with holy oil. He states that it is for physical and spiritual healings. The majority of our parishioners participate. What do you think of this? Is it really the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick?
I've never heard of such a thing.
The Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick cannot be given out to everyone; it is only for the seriously ill, the dying, or the chronicly ill.
I doubt that such a ceremony is approved by the Bishop.