Rich liturgy planned for annual chrism Mass

By Kristi Anderson The Visitor Each year, just before Easter, the bishop of the diocese blesses the oil that will be used in parishes for the sacraments of baptism, confirmation, initiation, holy orders and the anointing of the sick at a special Mass called the chrism Mass. This year, Bishop Donald Kettler will celebrate the…

Blessing of holy oils celebrates Christ ‘touching us with his love’

The Visitor About 35 confirmation candidates made the 140-mile trek from Breckenridge to St. Cloud to join a standing-room-only congregation at St. Mary’s Cathedral for the annual chrism Mass, where the holy oils to be used in parishes for the coming year were blessed. Grant Dahl, the religious education director at St. Mary of the…