A person who is ill may be anointed at any time. Formerly the sacrament was administered to those who were dying. The Church now anoints people who are ill and in need of God’s healing touch. If you know that you will be undergoing surgery or will be hospitalized, you may be anointed beforehand. If you or a family member is in need of the sacraments in an emergency, call the parish office at (307) 265-5586.