FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 27, 2018
BISHOP DIMARZIO TO CONSECRATE HOLY OILS AT MASS OF CHRISM
On Tuesday, March 27 at 7:30 p.m., the Most Reverend Nicholas DiMarzio, Bishop of Brooklyn, will celebrate the annual Mass of Chrism at the Co-Cathedral of St. Joseph, 856 Pacific Street, Brooklyn. During the Mass, the bishop will consecrate the oils to be used in the coming year for sacramental anointing. He will also lead hundreds of priests and deacons in renewing their promises of service to the Church. The clergy will enter the church in procession at 6:45 p.m.
The Mass of Chrism is one of the most solemn and significant liturgies of the Catholic Church. It is marked by the ceremonial blessing of the oil of catechumens, the oil of the sick, and consecration of the oil of chrism, which will be used in all churches of the Diocese of Brooklyn throughout the liturgical year. The oils are used to anoint the sick, baptize catechumens and infants, ordain priests, and anoint altars. This Mass is celebrated in dioceses around the world.
The Chrism Mass will be broadcast LIVE on NET TV at about 7:30 p.m. EST.
NET TV is a cable network featuring news and information with a Catholic point of view, which is available in the New York area on Spectrum, channel 97; Optimum, channel 30; and Verizon Fios, channel 48. Viewers can also watch the programming live on NET TV’s website at www.netny.tv/watchnow.