Saturday, March 19, 2016

2016 Chrism Mass

The annual Chrism Mass was held in the Cathedral of Baker City on Thursday March 17. Bishop Liam Cary celebrated the Mass with all the priests concelebrating, during which the Oils of Catechumens, the Oil of Chrism and the Oil of the Sick were blessed, and later on distributed to all the priests of the Diocese. They will be used throughout the year in the administration of the sacraments in the various parishes and mission churches across Eastern Oregon. These two photos show a customary group photo on the steps of the Cathedral, and the priests around the altar during the blessing of the oils. The priests who are wearing vestments are those who celebrated jubilees of their ordinations this year, respectively 40 years (Fr Rick Fischer, Fr Joe Reeves,) 25 years (Fr Nonnatus Lakra,) and 10 years (Fr Luis Alva-Flores.) (click on each photo to enlarge)

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