Chrism Mass 2015

Archbishop Coakley celebrated the Chrism Mass with his brother priests, the deacons, the seminarians and the faithful of the archdiocese on March 31. At the Chrism Mass, the priests renew their vows and the archbishop blesses the Holy Oils used at parishes throughout the year to bless the sick and to anoint those being baptized or confirmed. Fr. Gerard MacAulay received the Father Stanley Rother Faithful Shepherd Award for his ministry to the archdiocese. Photos Cara Koenig.