Tuesday, March 31, 2009

A very busy week from palm Sunday to Easter... I participate in the Easter Triduum or holy week... beginning with the Chrism Mass on Monday and all the masses thru Easter... starting with the annual Chrism Mass, celebrated at St. Patrick Cathedral in Harrisburg on Monday of Holy Week, During the Chrism Mass, the bishop blesses the oils and Chrism that will be used in the celebration of the sacraments throughout the coming year. The Oil of Catechumens is used to anoint those preparing for baptism; the Oil of the Sick is used in the anointing of the sick; and the Sacred Chrism is used in the baptism of children, the Sacrament of Confirmation, the ordination of priests and bishops, and the dedication of altars. the next mass was on Thursday night it is the mass of our lord's supper...then on to good Friday and the grand silence where you don't speak from 1200 to 300 (it's not to hard to do because your in church for most of that time)... a very sad and somber day... then holy Saturday and the Great Vigil of Easter... what a wonderful wonderful weekend...

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