2014 Chrism Mass

So let us not grow weary in doing what is right, for we will reap at harvest time,if we do not give up. So then, whenever we have an opportunity, let us work for the good of all, and especially for those of the family of faith (Galatians 6: 9-10)
The Rite of the Blessing of oils and The Rite of Consecrating the Chrism states that “The bishop is to be considered as the high priest of his flock.  The life in Christ of his faithful is in some way derived and dependent upon the bishop.  The chrism Mass is one of the principal expressions of the fullness of the bishop’s priesthood and signifies the close unity of the priests from various sections of the diocese, the bishop consecrates the chrism and blesses the other oils.  The newly baptized are anointed and confirmed with the chrism consecrated by the bishop.  Catechumens are prepared and disposed for baptism with the second oil.  And the sick are anointed in their illness with the third oil.”
During the celebration of the Chrism Mass the Bishop speaks to the people and to his priests about priestly anointing, urging the Priests to be faithful in their office and calling

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