Chrism Mass held March 17 in Sleepy Eye

The Chrism Mass for the Diocese of New Ulm was held on Thursday, March 17, at the Church of St. Mary in Sleepy Eye. Priests of the diocese renewed their priestly commitment and representatives from parishes throughout the diocese were present to accept oils for their respective parishes.

The oils, which were blessed by Bishop John M. LeVoir, include the oil of the sick, used in the anointing of the sick; the oil of catechumens, which is for those preparing to be baptized, and the chrism oil, which is consecrated and used for baptism, confirmation and holy orders.

For photos of the sacred event, click here.