The anointing of the sick is not “necessary” for one to get to heaven. In fact, many Catholics never receive it.
The beauty of the anointing is that it channels God's healing grace to us, in a special way, to help us in our
moments of weakness. It protects us from despair and offers the consolation of God's loving providence
through the prayers of the church. That is a power beyond measuring!
The Anointing of the Sick is a Sacrament for those in need of healing, be it in Mind, Body or Spirit.
If you are hurting in any way this healing grace is for you. This sacrament is meant to bring spiritual
strength and support to the patient, caregivers and family.