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Sacraments of Healing

The Sacraments of Healing

Through the sacraments of Christian initiation, man receives the new life of Christ. Now we carry this life "in earthen vessels," and it remains "hidden with Christ in God." We are still in our "earthly tent," subject to suffering, illness, and death. This new life as a child of God can be weakened and even lost by sin.

The Lord Jesus Christ, physician of our souls and bodies, who forgave the sins of the paralytic and restored him to bodily health, has willed that his Church continue, in the power of the Holy Spirit, his work of healing and salvation, even among her own members. This is the purpose of the two sacraments of healing: the sacrament of Penance and the sacrament of Anointing of the Sick.

Catechism of the Catholic Church, paragraphs 1420 and 1421. 

Anointing of the Sick

If you have an illness and would like to be anointed, Saint Gall will come to your home, hospital, nursing care facility, or you can come directly to the church.

The first Friday of each month, after the 11:00 a.m. Mass, Father Mark will anoint anyone who is in need of this sacrament.


Reconciliation is on Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. and Saturday at 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.  The sacrament is celebrated in the library. You can also make an appointment by calling the church office (775) 782-2852.

Preparation for First Reconciliation is a part of the preparation for 1st Holy Eucharist.  It is celebrated in the spring of the 2nd year of Eucharist prep.