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Chrism Mass

March 25 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The Chrism Mass is held during Holy Week in every Catholic diocese. During this mass, the priests, deacons and representatives of the entire diocesan community gather around the Bishop, who blesses the Holy Oils for use in the coming year.
These are:
Oil of the Sick
Oil of Catechumens
Sacred Chrism
Whenever the Holy Oils are used in a diocese, the ministry of the bishop who consecrated them is symbolically present.

Unity, Renewal of Vows and Promises
The Chrism Mass reminds us of our oneness in Christ through Baptism and its holy anointing. The Chrism Mass is also a key moment in which the unity of the bishop with his priests (together, they form the presbyterate) is manifested and renewed. During the liturgy, the entire assembly is called to renew its baptismal promises; deacons and priests also renew their vow of obedience to the local bishop and their commitment to serve God’s people. At the end of the Chrism Mass, the Holy Oils are brought back to parishes of the archdiocese for use in the coming year.


March 25
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Cathedral of St Patrick and St Joseph
43 Wyndham Street
Auckland, Auckland 1010 New Zealand
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