Mar 122013

DAVENPORT — All are invited to attend this year’s Chrism Mass at 5 p.m., March 18, at Sacred Heart Cathedral in Davenport.
During the Mass, Bishop Martin Amos will bless the oil of the sick, oil of catechumens and sacred chrism for parishes of the Diocese of Davenport to use throughout the year. Priests of the diocese will renew their vows during the Rite of Recom­mitment to Ministry.
The oil of the sick is used to strengthen, console and heal the infirm. Oil of catechumens is used to strengthen people preparing for baptism. And sacred chrism is used to ordain bishops and priests, to confirm people, and to dedicate churches and altars. Parishes receive the oils on Holy Thursday, which is March 28 this year.

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