Those who are seriously ill should receive the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick. Please call the Rectory at (718) 738-1616 to arrange for this. If the sick person is unable to come to the church, a priest would be happy to visit him or her at home or in the hospital.
This sacrament need not and should not be delayed until death is imminent. It is meant to give someone the spiritual healing and strength needed to bear a serious illness with courage and trust in God. In some cases, the Lord uses this sacrament to bring about physical healing as well.