Anointing of the Sick

Anointing of the sick is offered to those who have a serious illness, or who are preparing for their entrance into heaven. 


If you wish to be anointed, please call the Parish Office and we will arrange a convenient time for a priest to visit you in your home, convalescent home or hospital.

The Rite of Anointing tells us there is no need to wait until a person is at the point of death to receive the Sacrament. A careful judgment about the serious nature of the illness is sufficient. The Sacrament may be repeated if the sick person recovers after the anointing but becomes ill once again, or if, during the same illness, the person's condition becomes more serious. A person should be anointed before surgery when a dangerous illness is the reason for the intervention

(d. Rite of Anointing, Introduction, nos. 8-10).


Here at St. Bernard Community, we understand how emotional planning a funeral can be. We offer our assistance by helping you in the religious planning of your loved one’s funeral.


Please contact the mortuary of your choice. The mortuary will then contact our office to schedule a date and time for mass. Once services have been scheduled, a bereavement minister will contact you in planning the funeral mass.

Click here to view Catholic Cemeteries & Mortuaries, and how they can assist you and your loved ones, amid the COVID-19.

Bereavement at St. Bernard

Our Bereavement Ministry offers healing through prayer, scripture and sharing. Please join us every third Monday of the month, at 7 p.m., in the rectory.

9647 Beach Street, Bellflower, CA 90706 

Phone: (562) 867-2337 • Fax: (562) 867-4863


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