The annual Chrism Mass, which takes place during Holy Week each year and during which the diocesan bishop blesses the Holy Oils that are used in the sacraments throughout the year, will be held today at 5:30 p.m. at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Rosary.
The Mass includes most of the priests of the diocese and brings in representatives from nearly all of the parishes, who return the oils to their parishes. These are then often presented in the parishes during the Holy Week liturgies.
The beautiful Mass is a highlight of the liturgical year. In keeping with the Year of Mercy, there will also be sacramental confession available before the Mass.