Pope Francis on April 18 led the Holy Thursday Chrism Mass in Rome’s St. Peter’s Basilica in commemoration of the institution of the Holy Eucharist as well as the priesthood by Jesus at the Last Supper.
At the annual Chrism Mass, priests of dioceses gather around their bishops to celebrate their priesthood symbolising the unity of the local church. Patriarchs, cardinals, archbishops, bishops and priests present in Rome joined Pope Francis in St. Peter’s Basilica Thursday morning, to renew the promises they made on the day of their ordination. The blessing of the holy oils or chrism that is used in the various sacraments during the year takes place during the Chrism Mass. Continue reading “Pope’s Chrism Mass homily”