Chrism Mass Will Be Celebrated March 23

Bishop Noonan invites all the faithful to the celebration of the Chrism Mass on March 23, 2016 beginning at 6:30 p.m. at St. James Cathedral (215 N. Orange Ave. in Orlando).

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Bishop Noonan invites all the faithful to the celebration of the Chrism Mass on March 23, 2016 beginning at 6:30 p.m. at St. James Cathedral (215 N. Orange Ave. in Orlando). The Chrism Mass is celebrated during Holy Week and is one of the most solemn and significant liturgies of the Church. During the Chrism Mass Bishop Noonan will consecrate the holy oils used in Sacraments and other celebrations during the year. The three Holy Oils are: the Oil of Catechumens, the Oil of the Sick, and the Oil of Chrism. The Oil of Catechumens is used for adult catechumens and infants, the Oil of the Sick is for anointing the sick, and the Oil of Chrism is used for Baptism, Confirmation, the ordination of priests, and the consecration of altars. The Chrism Mass is also an opportunity for all priests to renew their priestly commitment and for jubilarian priests celebrating significant anniversaries to be honored.

The Diocese of Orlando rejoices with the following priests celebrating 25 and 50 years of priesthood: 

 

25 Years

Rev. Jose Bautista                                     

Rev. Percival DeVera                               

Rev. George John, M.S.T.                      

Rev. Kevin MacDonald, C.Ss.R.           

Rev. Ramon Ortiz                                      

Rev. Vincenzo Ronchi, C.S.

 

50 Years

Rev. Edward Benitez                              

Rev. Robert Brown                                   

Rev. Norman Farland, M.S.                  

Rev. Robert Fucheck                               

Rev. Nicholas King                                    

Rev. Terry Niziolek, M.S.                        

Rev. James Queen                                  

Rev. Francis Zammit