Tuesday, May 12, 2020
Diocese of Harrisburg YouTube
The Bishop will be celebrating the Annual Chrism Mass on May 12 at 10:00 a.m. at the Cathedral of Saint Patrick. The Chrism Mass offers the faithful a solemn occasion to witness the blessing of the oils and the consecration of the Sacred Chrism that will be used in the celebration of the sacraments throughout the coming year. Also during this Mass, the priests of the Diocese will remotely renew their commitment to priestly service that they made on the day of their ordination.
The liturgy will be live-streamed on the Diocese of Harrisburg YouTube channel. Chrism takes its name from Christ, the anointed one of the Lord. The Sacred Chrism is used in the Sacrament of Confirmation, the anointing of priests in the Rite of Ordination, and in the dedication of new altars.