FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 25th, 2013
On Tuesday, March 26th, Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio will celebrate the Mass of Chrism at St. James Cathedral Basilica, 250 Cathedral Place, Downtown Brooklyn, at 8 p.m.
The Catholic Church has set aside this solemn day of liturgy and ritual to bless the holy oils, or chrism, that will be used for the remainder of the Church’s calendar year following the celebration of Easter. The oils blessed at the Mass of Chrism will be used at important ceremonies like ordinations, baptisms, confirmations, and the blessing of parishes. The Mass also offers priests and deacons of the Diocese a chance to renew their vows.
Bishop DiMarzio will celebrate the Mass of the Lord’s Supper on Holy Thursday, March 28th at Sacred Heart Church, Cambria Heights, at 8 p.m.
On Good Friday, Bishop DiMarzio will offer prayers at Communion and Liberation’s 18th Annual Way of the Cross over the Brooklyn Bridge, and will be present for the First Station at St. James Cathedral Basilica.
Bishop DiMarzio will celebrate Easter Vigil on March 30th at Blessed Sacrament Church, Jackson Heights, at 7:30 p.m.
He will then celebrate Easter Sunday on March 31st at St. James Cathedral Basilica at 10:30 a.m.