Chrism Mass Commemorating the Founding of the Priesthood

The Chrism Mass will be celebrated in the Cathedral by Cardinal Wilton Gregory, Archbishop of Washington, on Monday of Holy Week, March 25, 2024 at 2pm. Join us in the Cathedral or via the Archdiocese of Washington YouTube livestream. Note that there are no Confessions, Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, or 12:10pm Mass today.

The Chrism Mass is celebrated annually during Holy Week and the sacred oils used by all parishes in the archdiocese over the next year for the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, Holy Orders and the Anointing of the Sick are blessed. During the Mass, the priests of the archdiocese renew the promises made at their ordination, reaffirming their commitment to Christ, to His Church and to priestly ministry.

The Cathedral closes at 8:30am to prepare for the Mass, and reopens at 1pm.

Monday of Holy Week, March 25, 2024

  • 7:00am The Cathedral opens.
  • 7:30am | Mass
  • 8:30am The Cathedral closes and reopens at 1:00pm.
  •  2:00pm | Chrism Mass, Cardinal Wilton Gregory (Schola Cantorum) 
    ADW Livestream | Program
  • 5:30pm | Mass  (The Cathedral closes at 6:30pm.)

† - Interpreted for the Deaf