On Tuesday, March 15th, Chrism Mass was celebrated at the Cathedral of St. Helena as Bishop Thomas blessed the oil of catechumens (oleum catechumenorum oroleum sanctorum), the oil of the infirm (oleum infirmorum) and holy chrism (sacrum chrisma) — which will be used in the administration of the sacraments throughout the diocese for the year.
Chrism Mass was preceded by a presentation entitled Mercy Bridge at St. Mary Catholic Community in Helena. Dr. Gerardo Rodriguez, Asst. Professor of Theology at Carroll College, stepped in for the scheduled presenter, Fr. Paul Philibert OP.