All are invited to our Annual Chrism Mass, which takes place during Holy Week with nearly all of our 87 Priests in attendance, along with many of our Deacons, Seminarians and Religious Sisters and Brothers. In our Diocese, Chrism Mass will be on Tuesday evening of Holy Week, April 4, 7:00pm, at our beautiful Mother Church, The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. During the Holy Mass, Bishop David P. Talley, will recall the Institution of the Ministerial Priesthood at the Last Supper commemorating Holy Thursday and invite the Priests of the Diocese, whether Diocesan, Religious or External, to renew the Priestly promises they made at their Ordination. After the Priests renew their promises, Bishop Talley will turn to the Lay Faithful at the Mass and say: “Pray for your Priests, that the Lord may pour out his gifts abundantly upon them, and keep them faithful as ministers of Christ, the High Priest, so that they may lead you to him, who is the source of salvation.” What better way to pray for our Priests than by joining them at this celebration to show our support and share our prayers for those who serve us each and every day. Why not gather a group from your Parish, Mission and/or Ministry to journey with your Priest(s) to the Chrism Mass and pray for them in person at the Mass? Also, at the Mass, Bishop Talley will bless the Oil of Catechumens, bless the Oil of the Sick and consecrate the Sacred Chrism. All three will be used at our 47 Parishes and Missions across our Diocese for the year.