Chrism Mass is postponed this year until the restrictions relating to the current crisis are lifted. The Mass will then be celebrated as a Mass of Thanksgiving. More details will follow as they become available.
Please DO NOT get rid of your oils from last year until you have your newly blessed oils for 2020. This is per the instructions outlined in Bishop's Liturgical Directives Concerning COVID-19 and the Celebration of the Sacraments of the Church. If, in an emergency, you should run out of the Oil of the Sick, olive oil can be blessed by a priest. Instructions can be found at Blessing the Oil of the Sick in Emergent Circumstances or by contacting the Office of Divine Worship. If you have not yet placed your order for Holy Oils please contact the Worship Office to request your oils. Our contact information is located at the end of this page.
Because of the large gathering for this event, the Chrism Mass dinner on April 7th has been cancelled. All parishes and organizations will be refunded the dinner ticket portion of funds received via check made payable to the parish or organization. We are unable to refund purchases directly to credit cards. As there are many entities in need of refunds, we ask for your patience as we work through this process. It may take 3-4 weeks to prepare and mail your checks. If you have not received your refund within that timeframe please feel free to contact us.