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Chrism Mass in Cathedral Mullingar  

 Wednesday – 31st March 2021: 
RTÉ News Channel,    10.30am 
Mass, The Star of the Sea Church, Riverchapel, Courtown, Wexford – Fr Tom Dalton –




Chrism Mass, Mullingar

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In normal times,

Chrism Mass, Wednesday 7pm,
Cathedral of Christ the King, Mullingar. 
Readers and Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion, and others, are invited to this Mass at which the Holy Oils are blessed and the priests of the diocese renew their ordination promises. 

The Chrism Mass is usually held during Holy Week in every Catholic diocese. During this Mass, the priests, deacons and representatives of the entire diocesan community gather around their bishop, who blesses the Holy Oils for use in the coming year. These are: Oil of the Sick, Oil of Catechumens, and Sacred Chrism. Whenever the Holy Oils are used in a diocese, the ministry of the Bishop who consecrated them is symbolically present. The Chrism Mass reminds us of our oneness in Christ through Baptism and its holy anointing, made possible by the ministry of the bishop and his priests. 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 diocese for use in the coming year.             








Confessions in Rathkenny 7-8pm

Starts 23:00 Ends 23:55


Confessions are also available by appointment

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