Photos: Bishop Neary blesses holy oils to be used in the coming year

Despite snow in the forecast, St Mary’s Cathedral in St. Cloud was filled for the annual Chrism Mass March 21. Bishop Patrick Neary and the priests, deacons and faithful of the diocese gathered for the blessing of the oils that will be used for the sacraments of baptism, confirmation, holy orders and the anointing of the sick during the coming year. Also, during the Mass, the priests of the diocese renewed their priestly promises.

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Author: Dianne Towalski

Dianne Towalski is a multimedia reporter for The Central Minnesota Catholic Magazine.

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