Udupi: Bishop Gerald Lobo Celebrates Chrism Mass and Blesses Holy oils

Spread the love

Udupi: The Blessings of Holy Oils and chrism Mass was held at the Milagres Cathedral, Kallianpur here on March 26.

Dr Gerald Isaac Lobo Bishop of Udupi Diocese concelebrated the Chrism Mass along with Fr Stany B Lobo Rector of Milagres Cathedral, Fr Valerian Mendonca Chancellor of the Diocese, Fr John Barboza, Fr Anil D’Souza and other priests.

During the mass the Bishop Gerald blessed the Holy Oils that will be used in the sacraments of baptism, confirmation, ordination and the anointing of the sick.

In his homily, the Bishop pointed out the importance of priesthood and said that priestly joy is a priceless treasure, not only for the priest himself but for the entire faithful. When we have relationship with God and with his people, and his grace passes through us, then we are priests, mediators between God and men,” he added.

During the mass, the priests were asked to stand and renew the promises they made on their ordination day. The part of the mass witnessed the priests who again pledged their lives and their love to Jesus and his church.

Large number of priests of the diocese witnessed the celebration of the mass and blessings of the Holy Oils. Vicar var of five deaneries and other senior priests of the diocese were present.

Spread the love