Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Chrism Mass

Diocese of Baker priests with their Bishop during the Chrism Mass

The traditional Chrism Mass is held on Holy Thursday morning in most dioceses. However, in our Baker Diocese, since we are so spread out, with some priests having to travel close to 400 miles one way, the Chrism Mass is held a week earlier. This was held in our Cathedral parish on Thursday March 21, with Bishop Liam Cary leading the concelebration with just about all the priests concelebrating with him. 
Bishop Cary mixing the chrism with the oil
These photos show the priests gathered around the altar with their Bishop as the blessing on the Oil of the Sick, Oil of Catechumens and the Sacred Chrism is invoked. All the priests collected their bottles of oils after the Mass was over, to be used for their sacraments in their respective churches.
A group photo of all the priests with their Bishop

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