Chrism Mass

2019 Archdiocesan Chrism Mass

Tuesday, April 9 at 6:00 p.m.

Crypt Church of the
Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception

400 Michigan Ave, NE, Washington, DC 20017

Each year Archbishop Timothy Broglio concelebrates with his priests the Chrism Mass, during which the priests renew their commitment and the oils intended for sacramental use on military installations and in VA Medical Centers served by the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA are blessed and consecrated.

The Chrism Mass is open to the public, and the faithful of the Archdiocese are encouraged to participate.

Priests in the Washington area are invited to concelebrate the Chrism Mass and to join Archbishop Broglio for dinner after the Mass. Please complete the registration form for the Mass and dinner no later than April 2, 2019.

Ordering Oils for AMS Priests

The sacred oils consecrated and blessed by Archbishop Broglio can be either picked up after the Chrism Mass or shipped to an installation. Please complete the order form for the sacred oils no later than April 2, 2019.

Note: Those who attempt to complete the Oil Request Form on a government computer may experience difficulty. Please attempt to complete the form on a personal computer.

If you have any questions, please contact the Rev. Msgr. John J. M. Foster, JCD, Vicar General and Moderator of the Curia at or 202–719–3630.