Chrism Mass 2018

Chrism Mass 2018


When? Monday, March 26th at 7:00pm

Where? Cathedral Basilica of Christ the King

Bishop Crosby will bless the Oil of the Sick, the Oil of Catechumens and Sacred Chrism which will be used in the celebration of the Sacraments in the Diocese of Hamilton. 

The Holy Chrism consecrated by the Bishop is used to anoint the newly-baptized, to seal the faithful in Confirmation, and to anoint the hands of Priests and the heads of Bishops at their Ordination. In addition, the Chrism is used in the rites associated with the dedication of churches and altars. The Oil of Catechumens is used to bring strength to those preparing for Baptism. The Oil of the Sick is used to bring comfort and support to the sick in their infirmity.

The participation of representatives from parishes throughout the Diocese displays the unity of the body of Christ which gathers to worship God in spirit and in truth. 

All are welcome!