Chrism Mass

What is a Chrism Mass?

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it is with heavy hearts and an abundance of caution that we have made the decision to cancel the 2020 Chrism Masses. We are looking at planning gatherings in May if it is appropriate at that time – we will communicate about those potential gatherings through the newsletter and on this site.

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 10:00 am, and lunch will be served following the service. RSVP to the church contact below so that plans for lunch can be made.

2020 Schedule

March 17
Lutheran Church of the Resurrection
6365 Douglas Blvd, Granite Bay, CA 95746
RSVP: Kathy or (916)791-4661

March 19
Emanuel Lutheran Church
324 College Ave, Modesto, CA 95350
RSVP: Pr. Lyn Crase

March 31
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church
3051 Putnam Blvd; Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
RSVP: Debbie Wilson 

April 2
Prince of Peace Lutheran Church
12770 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga, CA
RSVP: Church Office