Chrism Mass 2018

 


Cardinal Donald Wuerl homily at the Chrism Mass
at St. Matthew’s Cathedral

Chrism Mass at St. Matthew’s Cathedral

 


 


 


Chrism Mass commemorates, the founding of the priesthood by Christ

By Richard Szczepanowski, Catholic Standard – Tuesday, March 27, 2018 8:56 AM

Chrism Mass - Catholic Standard

Cardinal Donald Wuerl, joined by the auxiliary bishops and hundreds of priests of the Archdiocese of Washington, celebrated a March 26 Chrism Mass at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle in Washington. The annual Mass, traditionally celebrated during Holy Week, commemorates the founding of the priesthood by Christ. It is during this Mass each year that priests renew their priestly promises. Also during Mass, the special oils that all parishes in the archdiocese will use to administer the sacraments during the upcoming year were consecrated.  Read More…