Thursday, February 22, 2007

Chrism Mass - Collection of Holy Oil Vessels

In preparation for the Chrism Mass on Tuesday, March 27, 2007, 7:30p at the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Joseph, please be sure that your parish oil vessels are undamaged, well-cleaned (you won't believe some of the things that we find in some vessels!), and delivered to the Office of Pastoral Ministry, in the carrying boxes in which they were presented last year.

Click here for some tips on how to clean your oil vessels and what you should do with the water used to clean them.

Please bring your empty, cleaned oil vessels to the Office of Pastoral Ministry, 900 Lafayette Street, 4th floor, Suite 405, Santa Clara by noon on Thursday, March 15 - new date!

If you are attending the March 15, 2007, Lay Ministry Gathering at Saint Lucy at 9:00a, you drop off your vessels then.

Attention Institutions:
Hospitals, religious communities, and other institutions who wish to have oils blessed for use in 2007 are asked to bring stocks, carefully cleaned, to the Office of Pastoral Ministry by noon on Tuesday, March 20. Stocks will be available for pick-up from the Office of Pastoral Ministry on Wednesday, March 28 after 12:00p.

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