Archdiocese Chrism Mass

Sept. 10, 2020

Dear Friends in Christ,

On Monday, Sept.14, at 7:30 p.m. our archdiocese will finally join together in celebrating our long-postponed Chrism Mass at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen. 

Since attendance will be limited, we will also livestream the Mass, and I warmly encourage you to join with us in spirit as we participate in this important ceremony.

At the Chrism Mass, usually celebrated on the Monday prior to Easter, I consecrate the Holy Chrism and bless the other oils used in the sacramental life of the Church. It is a moment rich in significance, for while I cannot personally baptize, confirm or anoint each of you, my blessing of these oils highlights our unity as a community of faith and service to one another.

This Mass also acknowledges the ministry of our priests. It invites them to renew their commitments of service and to receive the prayers and support of the people. After these past months of separation and disruption, it is a joy to hold this celebration in honor of our priests who have worked so hard to keep their parish communities spiritually connected and supported.

Again, please join us Monday at 7:30 pm by tuning in to the livestream of the Mass on our website at or on our Facebook page at

Let us gather together in spirit to rejoice in the gift of one another and in the presence of our savior Jesus Christ.

Faithfully yours in Christ,

Most Reverend William E. Lori
Archbishop of Baltimore