Mangaluru, March 21,2016 : On March 21, 2016 Monday at 5 pm, the main church of the Mangaluru diocese and seat of the Bishop, Rosario Cathedral, is set to host the Diocese of Mangalore’s solemn blessing Holy Oils, during a special mass lead by Bishop of Mangalore Rev Dr Aloysius Paul D’Souza. The Day is also observed as ’DAY of PRIESTS’ . A large compliment of Priests, deacons, seminarians, nuns,religious and the laity are expected.
In the normal course this special ceremony is held on the previous Thursday of Palm Sunday, due to unavoidable circumstances it is to be held today March 21. All priests of the Mangalore diocese will gather for a meeting earlier in the day. After the mass the oils will be distributed to the priests of all parishes for use during the year.