The sacrament of Anointing of the Sick is administered during periods of illness – often near the time of death – in order to bring the person receiving it spiritual and physical strength. As a sacrament (an outward sign of something internal), it is performed to give God's grace through the Holy Spirit .
The sacrament of Anointing of the Sick is done by a bishop or a priest. The sacrament gives the person who is sick the strength, courage and peace so they can fight through their sickness and see the healing of God.
The SACRAMENT of the Anointing of the Sick can be received by any Catholic whose health is in a critical state. One can receive the Anointing of the Sick several times in one’s life.