Editor’s note: Below is an excerpt from Anchorage Archbishop Paul Etienne’s homily at the April 10 Chrism Mass at Our Lady of Guadalupe Co-Cathedral in Anchorage.
Tonight, we focus our attention on the Lord, Jesus, who was anointed by the Father and sent into the world. We give thanks for the gift of the priesthood of Jesus Christ, which he shares in an intimate way with the ordained, who minister in his person. At the same time, as we consecrate and bless the oils, we recognize the anointing given by Christ to every member of his Mystical Body, by which we are made holy and share in his mission of proclaiming the Gospel of salvation, and giving witness to our faith in Jesus Christ.
To read the full homily, click here to visit Archbishop Etienne’s blog.