The blessing of the Oil of the Sick, the Oil of Catechumens, and the Holy Chrism will take place at the Chrism Mass on Monday (April 6, 2020) of Holy Week. Due to current precautions, the Chrism Mass will not be open to the public or the presbyterate this year. His Excellency Allen H. Vigneron, Archbishop of Detroit, will preside at this ceremony. We invite you to participate in this important liturgical moment by watching the celebration online at 7 PM.
On Tuesday following the Mass, the oils will be taken to each of the Regional Bishop’s offices for distribution to the Vicars. The oils which have been ordered by your parish will be available from your local Vicar. Your Vicar will determine when/how you can pick up the Holy Oils for your parish.
Coupons for pick-up of the oils will not be sent out this year but instead a list of all the requests that have been submitted, up to the date of this memo, will be shared with the Vicariate offices. If you have not yet requested oils, you will be able to pick-up one set at the Vicariate office. If you require additional oils, you should contact the Worship Office at 313-237-5932 or the Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Kathrine Krajcirovic at (313) 237-5932 or email her.