30 March 2010

The Chrism Mass

Fr. Moore and I will be heading down to San Fernando Cathedral this afternoon for the annual Day of Reflection for priests, and the Chrism Mass this evening.  I really love this occasion.  It's a time when any differences of opinion are put aside, and we spend the day as priestly brothers with the archbishop as our father in God.
Almighty God, who by the power of the Holy Spirit anointed your Son to be Messiah and Priest for ever: grant that all whom you call to his service may confess the faith of Christ crucified, proclaim his resurrection, and share with us in his eternal priesthood; who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the same Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
UPDATE: Just got back from the Chrism Mass.  The day was really nice, had a great time with my brother priests, the Mass was inspiring (although the music was... how shall I say... not to my taste).  It's always impressive to witness the blessing of the oils, and to concelebrate with a couple of hundred priests, several bishops, and our archbishop.