When a person is confronted with the fragility of existence, whether through old age, illness, or any other cause, the need for God's closeness and powerful support can be strongly felt. Since the earliest times, the Church has known the sacrament of the anointing of the sick. At the request of the sick person himself or of those around him, the priest can administer the anointing of the sick.
Through prayer, the laying on of hands, and the anointing with oil, sins are forgiven and the power of the Holy Spirit is communicated. This is an intense event, comforting for the recipient and for all who are present.
One of the priests will then contact you to arrange the date and time of the anointing of the sick.
At a church funeral, next of kin and the church community commend the deceased to God's mercy and love. With the life of Jesus, we offer the faithful life of this deceased person to God's fatherly goodness in the celebration of the Eucharist. We say goodbye liturgically and bid the deceased farewell.
If someone wishes, or has expressed the wish, to be interred in Our Lady's Church after his or her death, it is advisable to let the rector know at an early stage.
After the death, the family or the mortician should contact the rectory to arrange the day and time of the funeral. The priest, who will conduct the funeral, will then contact the family to prepare for the celebration. It can then be agreed on whether the priest will also accompany the deceased to the cemetery or crematorium.