Jesus came to heal the whole person, body and soul.

Among the seven sacraments, there is one especially intended to strengthen those who are being tried by illness and to provide them with the strongest means of support. This sacrament is called the Anointing of the Sick. This sacrament, as with all the sacraments, is performed to convey God’s grace to the recipient, through the power of the Holy Spirit. The anointing of the sick conveys several graces and imparts gifts of strengthening in the Holy Spirit against anxiety, discouragement, and temptation, and conveys peace and fortitude. Thus the sick person is able to bear suffering bravely.

USCCB | Anointing of the Sick

This Sacrament can be administered anytime by contacting one of the priests. We make visits to area hospitals and nursing homes. Please contact the Parish Office.

Office Phone

(973) 376-3044

Rectory Hours

Monday – Friday: 8:30 AM ~ 3:00 PM
(closed daily 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM)


If you or someone you know is in the hospital please inform the hospital staff you are Catholic and a member of Saint James the Apostle Church. The priests and deacons will be able to find you so a visit can be arranged. Contact the Parish Office to be added at Mass and/or on the Prayer Line.