The Chrism Mass is an important continuation of the church, said Prince Albert Bishop Albert Thevénot in his homily at the March 15 Chrism Mass celebration. Bishop Thevénot celebrated the Mass because the Regina Archdiocese does not yet have a new Archbishop following the January death of Archbishop Daniel Bohan.
The three holy oils the Church uses in many of its ceremonies and rituals are blessed at the Chrism Mass and distributed to all parishes in the Archdiocese.
Thevénot in his homily told the story of the three oils, their purposes, uses and symbolism in the Church. He had the congregation laughing several times describing how the oils were used in the past and how some of that has changed.
The Catechumen oil used in Baptism, sad Thevénot. “We become a member of the Church and we are anointed to become a prophet. Today we have to be stronger, standing for the Truth and the Truth is Jesus Christ.”
“The oil of the sick,” said the Bishop, “used to be...Read More