PHOTOS: Mass of the Holy Chrism


Hundreds of laypeople joined Bishop W. Shawn McKnight of Jefferson City; Bishop Emeritus John R. Gaydos, who led the Jefferson City diocese for 20 years; Bishop Joseph N. Perry, auxiliary bishop of Chicago; and the priests of the diocese; and permanent deacons at Mass of the Holy Chrism, celebrated March 20 in the Cathedral of St. Joseph. The bishops and priests renewed their priestly promises, and Bishop McKnight blessed and consecrated the oils that will be used for sacraments in parishes throughout the diocese this year.