Should You Go To the Chrism Mass?

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If you thought the Chrism Mass was only for priests, think again!

Bishop Richard F. Stika leads the procession of priests at the 2014 Chrism Mass at Sacred Heart Cathedral.

Bishop Richard F. Stika leads the procession of priests at the 2014 Chrism Mass at Sacred Heart Cathedral.

Tuesday, March 31st at 7:30 pm we celebrate the Mass of Chrism at the Cathedral. Two meaningful rituals occur during the Chrism Mass. The first is the renewal of the vows and commitment to the priesthood by all the priests, Bishop Stika and Cardinal Rigali. The second is the blessing and distribution of the Holy Oils. Here the bishop blesses three oils — the oil of catechumens, the oil of the infirm, and holy chrism — which will be used in the administration of the sacraments throughout the diocese for the year.

The Chrism Mass only happens once a year – the Tuesday of Holy Week, and only at the Cathedral. If you’ve never celebrated it, you’re missing one of the most solemn and significant liturgies of our church.

Tuesday, March 31st at 7:30 pm at Sacred Heart Cathedral, 711 S. Northshore Drive, Knoxville, TN 37919. Learn more at the CatholicExchange.com.