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Chrism Mass – March 26, 2024

Bishop David Bonnar blessing the oils at Chrism Mass in St. Columba Cathedral, Youngstown, Ohio

The Chrism Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, March 26, 2024, at 10:30 a.m. in Saint Columba Cathedral. All clergy are invited to concelebrate  and parishes are welcomed to send delegations of 5-7 people.

Clergy Lenten Day of Recollection

We are a blessing to each other with much to share among ourselves. Those attending are asked to make their lunch reservation by March 5, 2024 by contacting Geri Deane.

Lenten Regulations

All are encouraged to participate in the traditional Lenten practice of prayer, sacrifice, and almsgiving.

Letters of Suitability Required

Letters of suitability are to be sent from one bishop/superior to another. An electronic form is now available online for diocesan priests to request a letter of suitability from Bishop Bonnar.

St. Patrick’s Day

red cloth on cross

Because St. Patrick’s Day falls on a Sunday, the Fifth Day of Lent is to be celebrated on this day at Mass.

Chrism Mass

Bishop David Bonnar blessing the oils at Chrism Mass in St. Columba Cathedral, Youngstown, Ohio

Parishioners from across our six counties will demonstrate the unity of the diocesan Church as they gather for the Mass of Holy Chrism.