March 26, 2021

A few seats available for those interested in attending March 30 chrism Mass

The archdiocese’s annual chrism Mass will be celebrated at 2 p.m. on March 30, Tuesday of Holy Week, at SS. Peter and Paul Cathedral in Indianapolis.

Because of limited seating capacity at the cathedral due to the COVID-19 pandemic, reserved seats are being provided for priests, parish life coordinators and a representative number of archdiocesan deacons, men and women religious and lay faithful who have been asked to RSVP for the liturgy.

There are, however, a few seats available that are open to anyone who is interested in attending the Mass. To request a seat for the chrism Mass this year, please send an e-mail to: The seats will be distributed on a first come, first served basis, and confirmation will be sent regarding these requests by the end of the day on Monday, March 29.

The chrism Mass will be livestreamed at

Ordinarily celebrated yearly during Holy Week, the chrism Mass includes priests renewing their ordination promises and the blessing of oils used for the celebration of several sacraments and the dedication of altars and churches. †

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