Chrism Mass 2017
12th April 2017
As usual on the Wednesday morning of Holy Week, clergy, religious, and lay people from across the Diocese of Leeds gathered in Leeds Cathedral for the annual Chrism Mass.
During the Mass Bishop Marcus blessed the Oil of the Sick and the Oil of the Catechumens, and consecrated the Sacred Chrism for use in the Parishes of the Diocese during the coming year.
The Chrism Mass also provides an opportunity for the priests of the Diocese to renew their Ordination promises. As a group of ministers gathered with members of the faithful of the Diocese they make their public commitment to the service of God, the Church and its people once more. The people in turn offer their prayerful support of their Priests and their Bishop.
This year, to see ninety out of the ninety-six priests in active service in our Diocese attend the Mass was a truly inspiring sight! To view and order more photographs taken at the Chrism Mass by Patrick Sice, follow or cut and paste this link:
A very blessed Paschal Triduum to one and all.