Chrism Mass

What is a Chrism Mass?

Chrism Mass services, held traditionally in Holy Week, are times when the oils for use in pastoral care are presented and blessed – the oils of baptism, healing and the catechumenate. This is also a time for the Renewal of Vocation – a renewal of baptismal, ordination and consecration vows.

Each Chrism Mass will begin at 10:30 am, and lunch will be served following the service. Please RSVP by e-mail or phone to the church office of the service that you will be attending, so plans for lunch can be made.  Contact information for each site is listed below.

2019 Schedule

Tuesday, April 2
Hope Lutheran Church
364 E. Barstow
Fresno, CA 93710

Wednesday, April 3
Lutheran Church of the Ascension
7607 Garden Gate Drive
Citrus Heights, CA 95621

Thursday, April 4
Hope Lutheran Church
2383 Pacific Drive
Santa Clara, CA 95051

Tuesday, April 9
Hope Lutheran Church
2830 May Rd.
El Sobrante, CA 94803