Anointing Mass at St. Peter’s Anyone who is 62 years of age or older, who has a chronic illness problem, who will be undergoing serious tests or surgery in the near future, or who suffers a mental, emotional or psychological difficulty is welcome to receive this sacrament. The priests will come around the church twice. In order to facilitate the priests coming through the church to lay on hands and later to anoint you, we will have every other pew open for the priests to move easily about. Please do not sit in the pews that are blocked off by ribbons. After the priest anoints your forehead, please answer AMEN, and then after your palms have been anointed, also answer AMEN. We would anticipate that the Mass along with the anointing will last about an hour.