The Chrism Eucharist took place today March 28 at Christ Church Cathedral. The Chrism Eucharist is a gathering of the diocese to reflect on ministry.
The ministry reflection for 2018 was “Sharing the Christian faith with others.”
Commencing at 10am, the congregation heard from three clergy on their reflections on Ministry Today. Each reflection was followed by 10 minutes silence.
The Eucharist took place following the reflections. During the service the laity, deacons, priests, and bishop each renewed their commitment to ministry.
Prior to communion, the oils of healing, commitment (oil of the catechumens), and of blessing (chrism) were brought forward and blessed by Bishop Peter. These oils will be used in the parishes of the Diocese in the coming year as a part of the sacramental ministries of blessing, healing and setting apart.