"Some of the church’s most ancient traditions and rituals are witnessed during #HolyWeek
, including the preparation, blessing and distribution of oils central to the Catholic Church’s sacraments and rites.
From Jerusalem to Rome to parishes around the world, the pope and local bishops will soon carry out the annual custom of preparing and distributing to churches the holy oils. The chrism Mass is usually celebrated on or before Holy Thursday, which this year is April 2, at the local cathedral with the bishop gathered with his priests.
The oils include the oil of the sick, used in the anointing of the sick; the oil of catechumens, which is for those preparing to be baptized, and the chrism oil, which is consecrated and used for baptism, confirmation and holy orders." http://bit.ly/1CUxvZk