Archdiocesan Chrism Mass set for March 26

March 20, 2024

HOUSTON — Every year during Holy Week, the faithful of the Archdiocese are invited to gather with Daniel Cardinal DiNardo for the celebration of the Chrism Mass — one of the most solemn and significant events of the liturgical year.

Catholics across the Archdiocese are invited to attend the annual Mass, which will be held on Tuesday, March 26, at 7 p.m. at the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, located at 1111 St. Joseph Pkwy. in downtown Houston.

Cardinal DiNardo will be the principal celebrant for the Chrism Mass, during which the priests of the Archdiocese will renew their vows and commitment to the priesthood. As part of the Church’s preparation for Easter, the sacred oils are blessed and consecrated for the celebration of the Sacraments throughout the upcoming year. At the end of Mass, the oils will be presented to and received by all parishes of the Archdiocese.

These holy oils — the Oil of the Sick, the Oil of Catechumens and the holy Chrism — are used in the Sacraments of the Anointing of the Sick, Baptism, Confirmation and Holy Orders.

The Mass will also be livestreamed online at