Chrism Mass 2019
When? Monday, April 15th at 7:00pm
Where? Cathedral Basilica of Christ the King, Hamilton
All are welcome to gather with Bishop Crosby in the Cathedral Basilica for the Mass of Chrism. It is so named because the Bishop consecrates the Sacred Chrism (mixture of olive oil and precious perfume) which will be used in the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Holy Orders. Sacred Chrism is also used to anoint the Altar and walls of a Church on the day of dedication. The Bishop will also bless the Oil of the Sick and the Oil of Catechumens. These blessed Oils are distributed to the Parishes for use throughout the coming year.
The Priests who gather for this Mass renew the commitments made on the day of their Ordination in the presence of the Bishop and God’s people. It is a joyful celebration of faith and a sign of the vibrancy of the Diocese of Hamilton.