Hundreds of priests and faithful came to the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul in Philadelphia to celebrate the Chrism Mass on Holy Thursday morning, April 2. Archbishop Charles Chaput was the main celebrant with auxiliary bishops and the priests concelebrating the Mass. All the priests and bishops renewed their priestly promises at the Mass that marks the institution of the priesthood by Christ. The archbishop also blessed the holy oils to be used in parishes throughout the Archdiocese of Philadelphia for the sacramental life of the church during the year. (Photos by Sarah Webb)
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Beautiful pictures. When I look at the pictures, I cannot help but hope that everyone in The Archdiocese appreciates how fortunate we are to have these priests. They are great men because they are great priests.
The 100 voice Archdiocesan Choir sang at the Chrism Mass, not the Cathedral Choir.
This was great to see all the prayerful priests. Prayer is what I preached to my second graders. I saw my nephew Chris Rodgers. I am going to say a rosary for all our sick priests who were unable to make it LOve Paul