Today however is also an important day in Holy Week, at least for the Priest and Bishops. Today at the Cathedral in Boston and in each Diocese all over the world there is a Mass concelebrated by the bishop and priests of a diocese in communion with their people.
It is meant to publicly express the unity of the diocese, the unity of the priests and their bishop, and to celebrate the institution of the priesthood and priestly service.
The Oils and consecrating of Chrism for all of the diocese takes place at this Mass. Performed by the Bishop or Archbishop to be used by the parish priest for the anointing of the sick and confirmation at the Parish is done today.
Let us remember, the majority of men who serve as Priest are good and caring men celebrating the Holiest week of the year, so today say a little prayer for these Good and Holy men who serve those of us who believe .