Chrism Mass 2024 | Diocese of Buffalo

Chrism Mass 2024

Every Catholic in the Diocese of Buffalo is invited to the Chrism Mass on Tuesday, March 26th at St. Joseph Cathedral. At the Chrism Mass, priests of the diocese renew their commitment to priestly service. Priests are brought together and concelebrate the Chrism Mass as witnesses and cooperators with their bishop in the consecration of the chrism because they share in the sacred office of the bishop in building up and sanctifying the people of God. The blessing of the oil of the sick, the blessing of the oil of catechumens, and the consecration of the chrism are an essential part of this Mass. This Mass is, therefore, a clear expression of the unity of the priesthood and sacrifice of Christ, which continues to be present in the Church. For it is with the sacred Chrism consecrated by the Bishop that the newly baptized are anointed and those to be confirmed are signed. It is with the Oil of Catechumens that catechumens are prepared and disposed for Baptism. Finally it is with the Oil of the Sick that those who are ill are comforted in their infirmity.

The event is finished.


Mar 26 2024


7:00 am - 8:30 pm


St. Joseph Cathedral
50 Franklin Street, Buffalo