Anointing of the Sick and Confirmation – March 30, 2023

Father Jim Goins joined Patrick for a conversation about holy oils, chrism mass, and the sacraments. Topics included: the Chrism Mass (2:37), oils at mass (6:55), caller: I went to a Church dedication and it was beautiful! (17:23), caller: I was anointed when I was close to death (19:55), anointing of the sick (23:08), caller: I was anointed when I got cancer (31:46), Fr. Jim’s Confirmation story (36:06), caller: I was confirmed at 30 during a difficult pregnancy (38:13), caller: my dad received anointing near death (43:33), and can non-Catholics be anointed? 

Patrick Conley was born, raised, and baptized in Wisconsin in a Protestant tradition. After meeting his wife, Kendra, through an Evangelical ministry at the University of Minnesota, they entered the Catholic Church in 2010. They listened to Relevant Radio, specifically The Inner Life, while preparing to enter the Church. Conley now holds a degree in theology from Oxford University and has served the Church in both academic theology and grassroots pastoral ministry. Conley teaches religion classes in a Catholic elementary school, serves as his parish Director of Religious Education, and is in formation for the permanent diaconate. He also hosts Practicing Catholic on Relevant Radio, exclusive to the Minneapolis area’s airwaves, and is a traveling presenter for the Catherine of Siena Institute apostolate. He lives in rural Wisconsin with his wife and their bulldogs, Georgie and Bingley.