Chrism Mass

Chrism Mass

Tuesday of Holy Week

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 | Green Bay

Tuesday evening of Holy Week Bishop David Ricken, joined by the priests and deacons of the diocese and, because of limited seating, invited designated representatives from each parish, gather at St. Francis Xavier Cathedral for the celebration of the Chrism Mass. This Mass manifests the unity of the priests and bishop. At the Mass the bishop blesses and consecrates three Oils that will be used in the administration of the sacraments throughout the diocese for the year. The three are: the Oil of Catechumens, the Oil of the Sick, and the Sacred Chrism.

To simplify the distribution process, all Diocesan parishes/institutions will automatically be mailed Mass tickets for their two delegates, deacons, deacon wives, and pastoral leaders/coordinators and spouses. Concelebrating priests do not need Mass tickets.

Dinner will follow at the Riverside Ballroom. Tickets are required.


Holy Oil Orders and Dinner Tickets

Information for Parish/Institution Holy Oil Orders & Dinner Tickets will be published in early 2019.

Watch here for information

"The readings of our Mass speak of God's 'anointed ones': the suffering Servant of Isaiah, King David, and Jesus our Lord. All three have this in common: the anointing that they receive is meant in turn to anoint God's faithful people, whose servants they are; they are anointed for the poor, for prisoners, for the oppressed…"

 - Pope Francis -


Tuesday, March 27, 2018


St. Francis Xavier Cathedral
140 S Monroe Ave
Green Bay WI 54301
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Riverside Ballroom
1560 Main St
Green Bay WI 54302
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Free shuttle services for all attendees will again be provided from the Riverside Ballroom to the Cathedral. Those who are not participating in liturgical ministries at the Mass are encouraged to park at the Riverside Ballroom and shuttle to the Cathedral to avoid traffic/limited parking.


Livestreaming of the 2018 Chrism Mass will be available on the St. Francis Xavier Cathedral website.

Chrism Mass Livestreaming.


Michael Poradek
Office of Divine Worship:
(920) 272-8342 | 1-877-500-3580, ext. 8342
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