Did you know? (Sunday, September 17, 2023)

The oil of Unction (anointing) that Priest applies to the sick is first blessed by a Bishop. This takes place on Holy Thursday of each year. On this day, the clergy of each region meet with a Bishop for what is known as a “Chrism Mass.” During this service, the clergy renew their ordination vows, and the Bishop blesses the oils that are to be used throughout the year in the administration of the sacraments, as well as in various consecrations and blessings of persons and objects.