Chrism mass in Manila scheduled on June 19

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The Archdiocese of Manila will hold the Chrism Mass on Friday, June 19, the Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus.

Usually held on Holy Thursday of the Holy Week, the Chrism Mass was earlier postponed after the government declared an Enhanced Community Quarantine in Luzon last March due to the COVID-19 pandemic.During this Mass, all the priests gather at their respective diocesan cathedrals as a sign of unity with the bishop as well as the brotherhood among the priests.Father Reginald Malicdem, Chancellor of the Archdiocese of Manila, informed priests of the archdiocese that the Chrism Mass at 9 a.m.

“This is to inform you that since we are still under the General Community Quarantine only the members of the Board of Consultors and the Vicars Forane will attend the Chrism Mass,” he said in a circular letter dated June 16. “We ask all the priests in the Archdiocese to join the celebration through live streaming that will be provided by TV Maria,” added Malicdem.“We request our vicars forane to distribute them to the parishes in their vicariate. Vicars forane who will not be able to attend may send a representative,” Malicdem said.

The renewal of priestly promises, which usually happens during Chrism mass, will be held on August 4, Feast of St. John Mary Vianney with the celebration of the Holy Eucharist also at the Manila Cathedral.


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