St. Patrick's R. C. Parish

Established in 1841 at Carbonear, Newfoundland, Canada

Mass of Chrism

St. Patrick's Church

Carbonear

April 6, 2006

 

Celebrant: Most Reverend Martin W. Currie

Diocese of Grand Fall

1856 - 2006


 

The annual Chrism  Mass, ideally held on Holy Thursday, is concelebrated in the cathedral by the bishop and priests of the diocese in communion with the people. It is meant to publicly express the unity of the diocese, the unity of the priests and their bishop, and to celebrate the institution of the priesthood and priestly service. The blessing of oils and consecrating of Chrism for all of the diocese takes place at this Mass.

The bishop celebrates the Mass of Chrism.  During the Mass he consecrates the chrism and blesses the other oils.  This Mass is, therefore, one of the chief expressions of the fullness of the bishop's priesthood and is looked upon as a symbol of the close bond between the bishop and his priests.

The bishop consecrates CHRISM to be used to anoint the newly baptized, those to be confirmed and those who are to be ordained.

The OIL OF CATECHUMENS is used to prepare and dispose catechumens for baptism., while the OIL OF THE SICK is used to strengthen the sick in their infirmities.


 

For full coverage of the Chrism Mass, check out the Top Story in The Compass, April 18, 2006:

Mass of Chrism
First time oils blessed outside seat of diocese  
by BILL BOWMAN


Some Photos from Chrism Mass 2006 at St. Patrick's Parish, Carbonear.

Photos by Bill Bowman, Carbonear


More Photos of Chrism Mass at St. Patrick's Church.

Photos by Bill Bowman, Carbonear


Representatives from Parishes

ST. PATRICK’S PARISH CHURCH, CARBONEAR

MASS OF CHRISM, 7:00 PM.

APRIL 6, 2006

Parishes According to Date of Origination

 

COMMUNITY

PARISH

REPRESENTATIVES

HARBOUR GRACE (1784)

Immaculate Conception Parish

Gerald & Phyllis Ryan

KING’S COVE (1815)

Ss. Peter and Paul Parish

Nell Bowen & Marg Ducey

BRIGUS (1824)

St. Patrick’s Parish

John & Catherine Mahoney

CARBONEAR (1826)

St. Patrick’s Parish

Eleanor Ash, Tyler Clarke, and Terry & Pauline St. George

NORTHERN BAY (1838)

Corpus Christi Parish

Peggy Doyle & Anna Jenkins

TILTING (1840)

St. Patrick’s Parish

Grace& Ron Cole

HARBOUR MAIN (1857)

Ss. Peter and Paul Parish

David & Betty Woodman

HARBOUR BRETON (1860)

St. Joseph’s Parish

Agnes Joy & Madonna Ryan

BAIE VERTE (1880)

St. Pius X Parish

Mary Terry

BAY DE VERDE (1880)

Assumption Parish

Bertille Hyde, Mrs. Alice Hyde, & Clara Hyde

HOLYROOD (1883)

Holy Cross Parish

Patrick & Sheila Crawley

CONCEPTION HARBOUR (1884)

St. Anne’s Parish

Robert& Mary Keating

WHITBOURNE (1887)

St. Alphonsus’ Parish

Dick & Bertha Johnson

ST. BRENDAN’S (1891)

St. Gabriel’s Parish

Alex Bracci & Alice Kelly

NORTH RIVER (1906)

All Hallows’ Parish

Reginald & Marie Edmunds

GRAND FALLS-WINDSOR (1912)

Immaculate Conception Cathedral Parish

Chris Murray, Margaret Murray, & Ellen Winslow

GAMBO (1916)

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish

Doreen & Jose Perrotta, Linda Cashin, and Anita Pritchett

ST. ALBAN’S (1916)

St. Ignatius Parish

Father William Houlahan

AVONDALE (1927)

Assumption Parish

Gerald Cantwell & Madeline Doyle

BUCHANS (1929)

St. Theresa’s Parish

Madeline Scott

BISHOPS FALLS (1938)

Sacred Heart Parish

Ray & Mary Wade

GRAND FALLS-WINDSOR (1940)

St. Joseph’s Parish

Anne & Bill Aylward

GANDER (1946)

St. Joseph’s Parish

Leo & Lillian Burke

COLLIERS (1948)

Immaculate Conception Parish

Jessica Cole, David Hepditch & Ryan Murphy

NORRIS ARM (1953)

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish

Chris Manuel

BADGER (1955)

Sacred Heart Parish

Mike & Marion Paul

BRENT’S COVE (1959)

St. John the Apostle Parish

Father Tom Duffenais

PLATE COVE (1966)

St. Patrick’s Parish

Bride O’Driscoll and Carmel & Will Walsh

PORT UNION (1982)

St. Joseph and St. Patrick’s Parish

Bridget McNamara & Patricia Oldford

CLARENVILLE (1990)

Our Lady of Fatima Parish

Mona Morrow and Bernie Weinheber


Homily by Bishop Currie


SINCE OUR DIOCESE WAS FOUNDED 150 YEARS AGO, THE PRIESTS HAVE GATHERED WITH THEIR BISHOP AND THE FAITHFUL FOR THE BLESSING AND CONSECRATION OF THE HOLY OILS. EACH YEAR THE SCRIPTURE FROM LUKE’S GOSPEL IS READ AND WE HEAR THE WORDS, "THE SPIRIT OF THE LORD IS UPON ME, BECAUSE HE HAD ANOINTED ME TO BRING GOOD NEWS TO THE POOR." AS HE ROLLED UP THE SCROLL HE SAID, "TODAY THESE WORDS ARE FULFILLED EVEN AS YOU LISTEN."

(To view the complete Homily, click here.)


Welcome Address Chrism Mass 2006

Welcome Address by Gerard Butt

Welcome to the historic parish of St. Patrick’s, Carbonear. My name is Gerard Butt, and on behalf of Monsignor Edward Bromley and the Parish, I want to offer a special welcome to all who have gathered here today for this special liturgy. The Mass of Chrism is always a very important celebration in the life of our Diocese, but perhaps especially this year as we celebrate our 150th anniversary.

St. Patrick's Parish is . . . .

(Click here to view the complete Welcome Address.)


MINISTRIES

Altar Servers

 

 

St. Patrick’s Parish, Carbonear

Erica Horwood, Sarah Butt, Caitlyn Butt

Patrick Butt, Gerard Butt, Katrina Butt

Ushers

 

 

St. Patrick’s Parish, Carbonear

Jerry Pumphrey, Nicholas George,

Gerard Griffin, Andy Doyle

Music

 

St. Patrick’s Church Choir, Carbonear

Sacred Heart Church Choir, Heart’s Desire

Lectors

 

First Reading: Mary Terry, St. Pius X, Baie Verte

Second Reading: Leo Burke, St. Joseph’s Parish, Gander

   

PROCESSION WITH OILS AND GIFTS

Gift Bearers

 

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish, Gambo

Vic & Josephine Feltham

Balsam

 

St. Patrick’s Parish, Tilting

Grace Cole

Oil of Catechumens

 

 

Immaculate Conception Cathedral Parish, Grand Falls - Windsor

Margaret Murray, RCIA Catechumen

Ellen Winslow, RCIA Sponsor

Oil of the Sick

 

 

Immaculate Conception Parish, Harbour Grace

Rosaline Hynes, RSM

Diane Fitzgerald, RN

Oil of Chrism

 

 

Immaculate Conception Parish, Colliers

Confirmation Candidates: Jessica Cole, David Hepditch,

Jake McDonald, Ryan Murphy

 

 

 


There was a social at the Monsignor McCarthy Council, Knights of Columbus Hall following the Chrism Mass.


Click here for Some More Pictures of Chrism Mass.

Pictures by Bill Bowman.