This morning the presbyterate in Philadelphia will join Archbishop Chaput to celebrate the Mass of Chrism. Here the priests will renew their promises to be faithful to prayer, faithful to the Rites of the Church and faithful to their commitment to obedience and the celibate life.
The Archbishop then blesses the three oils used in the administration of the Sacraments: Oil of Catechumens, Oil of the Sick, and the Sacred Chrism. The Oils will be solemnly received into the Church this evening before the Mass of the Lord’s Supper.
Please pray for your priests. We depend on them!