The annual diocesan chrism Mass was celebrated March 25, at St Mary’s Cathedral in St. Cloud. This special Mass takes its name from the chief anointing oil, the holy chrism, which can only be consecrated by the bishop. Bishop Donald Kettler blessed the oils that will be used for the sacraments of baptism, confirmation, holy orders and the anointing of the sick. Also during the Mass, priests of the diocese renewed their priestly promises and deacons renewed their commitment to their diaconate vocation.
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Author: Dianne Towalski
Dianne Towalski is a multimedia reporter for The Central Minnesota Catholic Magazine.