We had a Priest come and say them for my grandfather before he passed away. I know that in the Catholic faith they no longer call it "last rites." It is now call "Anointing of the Sick" and can be done for a variety of other reasons it does not have to be only before death. It can be done before or after a major surgery, when going through a major course of therapy such as chemo, a moment of major mental health break, or for a variety of other reasons.
at 9:02 PM on Sep. 12, 2010