Bishop Denis Nulty extends an invitation to the Kildare & Leighlin Chrism Mass which will take place in Carlow Cathedral at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, April 14th.
The Chrism Mass is a special Mass celebrated during Holy Week (most traditionally on Holy Thursday morning) by the Bishop of every diocese.
The Chrism Mass includes the blessing of the holy oils that will be used in parishes in the coming year – the oil of the sick, the oil of Catechumens and the oil of Chrism, from which the Mass receives its name.
The Chrism Mass also provides an opportunity for the priests of the diocese to renew the vows they first made at their ordination. The people in turn offer their prayerful support of their priests.