Thursday, April 13, 2017

Chrism Mass

Today the priests of the diocese gathered together with Bishop Michael Campbell at the Mother Church of the Lancaster Diocese.  They came to celebrate the Mass of Chrism where they rededicated themselves to their priestly vocation.  For a copy of Bishop Michael's homily for the Chrism Mass.
This year we were joined by the priests and Eparch / Bishop Mar Joseph Srampickal of the Syro-Malabar.  To learn more about this Syro-Malabar community.
Bishop Michael Campbell, Bishop/Eparch Syro Malabar community
Lots of people help during the day.  Visitors are welcomed by the Knights of St Columba who serve others around the diocese.  

Knights of St Columba
They weren't the only people to help with the many things that need doing. Singers from choirs throughout the diocese joined together to enhance our worship with music.  Members of the hospitality group prepare a soup and sandwich refreshment and tea and coffee after Mass.  
Servers also came from other parishes to serve at Mass, and two stayed on afterwards to help clear away the chairs.  It is all these acts of service that make all the difference. 

Helping to clear chairs after Chrism Mass