Chrism Mass - The Cathedral of Christ the Light

Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 6:30pm

As featured Artists in Residence, Pacific Boychoir choristers perform alongside the professional men's chorus of The Cathedral of Christ the Light to create "The Cathedral Choir of Men and Boys."

Free and open to the public-- no tickets required.

Musical prelude at 6:30 pm

At this mass, held on Holy Thursday, 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.  Also, in a sign of unity and fidelity, the priests of the diocese concelebrate the Mass with their Bishop and recommit themselves to their priestly ministry.

From Cathedral of Christ the Light website:  Join with us on Holy Thursday, as the chief shepherd of our Diocese, Bishop Michael Barber, S.J., blesses the Oil of the Catechumens and the Oil of the Sick and consecrates the Sacred Chrism, all of which are taken back to the parishes for the celebration of the Sacraments. This year's celebration begins with Musical Prelude at 6:30 pm.

2121 Harrison Street
Oakland  California  94612
United States