Chrism Mass 2008 - Collection of Oil Vessles
In preparation for the Chrism Mass on Tuesday, March 11, 2008, 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 we find growing in some vessels!), and delivered to the Office of Pastoral Ministry, in the carrying boxes in which they were presented last year labeled with your parish's name.
Click here to find out how to dispose of old Holy Oils, for tips on how to clean your oil vessels, and what you should do with the water used to clean them.
Please bring your empty, sparkling clean oil vessels to the Office of Pastoral Ministry, 900 Lafayette Street, 4th floor, Suite 405, Santa Clara by noon on Friday, February 29, 2008.
ADA will pick-up your vessels:
The Annual Diocesan Appeal office is offering convenient pick-up of your oil vessels at your parish during their regularly-scheduled ADA pick-ups every Tuesday. Simply give the courier your vessels along with your ADA collection.
Hospitals, religious communities, and other institutions who wish to have oils blessed for use in 2008 are asked to bring stocks, carefully cleaned, to the Office of Pastoral Ministry by noon on Tuesday, March 4, 2008. Stocks will be available for pick-up from the Office of Pastoral Ministry on Wednesday, March 12 after 1:00p.
When will you get your new oils?
You can pick up your vessels with the newly blessed oils for 2008 after the Chrism Mass at the reception in the Cathedral's parish hall. Please coordinate with your parish leadership who will be the person responsible from your parish to retrieve the parish's oils at the Chrism Mass.