Blessing of Holy Oils for the People of God in the Diocese of Limerick
Bishop Kieran O'Rielly, Bishop of Killaloe, has kindly agreed to bless the Holy Oils for the Diocese of Limerick this year. Instead of a Chrism Mass, we will gather for a Holy Hour in St John’s Cathedral on: Wednesday 20th April from 7.30pm - 8.30pm. Everyone is invited to come and pray together, and refreshments will be available for all afterwards.
- The Oil of Catechumens. A blessed olive oil; this is used in Baptism, in the consecration of churches, in the blessing of altars, and in the ordination of priests.
- Chrism Oil, which is olive oil mixed with a small amount of balsam. It is used in Confirmation, Baptism, ordination of priests, in the consecration of a Bishop, the consecration of a various things such as churches, chalices, patens, and bells.
- The Oil of the Sick. This is used in the Anointing of the Sick.