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Catholic Diocese of Little Rock
Location: Cathedral of St. Andrew - Little Rock
Contact: Maria Velazquez
Phone: (501) 664-0340
Bishop Anthony B. Taylor will celebrate the annual Chrism Mass at 5:30 p.m. at the Cathedral of St. Andrew in Little Rock. Priests serving across the diocese concelebrate this Mass, during which they also renew their commitment to priestly service. Oils to be used statewide in the coming year are presented for the bishop's blessing. These include the oil for the sick, used in anointing the sick; the oil for catechumens, used during baptism; and the oil for the sacred chrism, which is the primary anointing oil. It is used in the sacraments of initiation and holy orders as well as special acts of dedication. The word "chrism" means "consecrated oil." To learn more, see Chrism Mass Symbols and Meaning.