The Sacrament of the Sick was celebrated during Mass with pilgrims at Lourdes on Tuesday.

The principal celebrant was Bishop Fintan and he was assisted by concelbrating priests, deacons and others ministering from among the helpers. 

The central moment of the sacrament is when the bishop or a priest places the Oil of the Sick on the forehead and in the palms of the person receiving the sacrament while proclaiming the blessing prayer.

"Through this holy anointing, may the Lord in his love and mercy help you with the grace of the Holy Spirit. May the Lord who frees you from sin, save you and raise you up. Amen".