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Priests renew promises as sacramental oils are blessed at annual Chrism Mass

The permanent deacons of the Diocese of Peoria offer applause for the priests (standing), who renewed their commitment to priestly service at the Chrism Mass. The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems

God is capable of speaking to his disciples in a “still small voice,” but during Holy Week the Lord is much more direct, Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, said in his homily at the Chrism Mass on March 27. “In the life, the suffering, the death and the rising of Christ, God Himself is almost […]

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Priests renew vows, holy oils are blessed during Chrism Mass at cathedral

Consecrated women and men, lay faithful and Catholic school students and administrators offered an extended round of applause for their parish priests and chaplains after the clergy renewed their commitment to priestly service at the Chrism Mass April 11. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

Every Mass is holy beyond compare, but the Chrism Mass is “an extraordinary moment of grace” in the life of the church, Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, told those who filled St. Mary’s Cathedral in Peoria for the annual Holy Week liturgy on April 11. It is a time when Catholic priests throughout the world […]

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