Monday, March 21, 2016, 6:45 PM
Bishop Serratelli, joined by the priests of the diocese gather to celebrate the Chrism Mass. This Mass manifests the unity of the priests with their bishop. Here the Bishop blesses three oils — the Oil of Catechumens (Oleum Catechumenorum or Oleum Sanctorum), the Oil of the Infirm (Oleum Infirmorum) and Holy Chrism (Sacrum Chrisma) — which will be used in the administration of the Sacraments throughout the diocese for the year. This tradition is rooted in the early Church.