Port Louis, 24 June, 2020 / 9:00 pm (ACI Africa).
Following the easing of COVID-19 restrictions in Mauritius including the stay-at-home directives, the leadership of the Diocese of Port-Louis in the Indian Ocean island nation has announced the celebration of Chrism Mass on Sunday, June 28.
Usually marked on Holy Thursday during the Holy Week, Chrism Mass brings together a Bishop and the Clergy ministering in the diocese in a celebration that recalls the institution of the priesthood with the words of Jesus Christ during the Last Supper: “Do this in memory of me.”
The lay faithful renew their baptismal promises, the Clergy renew the promises they made during their ordination, and the Bishop blesses the three oils to be used during the administration of the Sacraments throughout the diocese.
“Cardinal Maurice E. Piat will proceed with the blessing of the oil of the sick, the oil of the catechumens and the consecration of the Holy Chrism on Sunday, June 28,” the leadership of the Diocese of Port-Louis announced in a message published Wednesday, June 24.
In the message, the leadership of the diocese indicates that the 3 p.m. event will take place at Saint-Louis Cathedral and recalls COVID-19 restrictions as the reason for the postponement of the celebration.