Bishops, priests to celebrate Chrism Mass on Tuesday

As part of Holy Week, Bishop Daniel E. Flores will celebrate the annual Chrism Mass in front of thousands of parishioners.

The Mass will be held on Tuesday April 16 at the Basilica of Our Lady of San Juan del Valle-National Shrine. The annual Semana Santa ritual attracts more than 3,000 people to the shrine.

During this Mass, the priests, deacons and representatives gather with the bishop, who blesses the holy oils — the oil of the sick, the oil of catechumens and the sacred Chrism — for use in the coming year.

The Mass is open to the public, but it is recommended you arrive early.