Chrism Mass

St. Mary's Cathedral, Calgary, Alberta

The last verse of the Marty Haugen hymn, All Are Welcome, will be written on to the wall of The Tree of Life.  The Chrism Mass was exceptionally beautiful, the recommitment of our Priests and the blessing of the Holy Oils.  It was a wonderful Mass, where attendees gave their responses with enthusiasm.  I was so excited to be a small part in this wondrous celebration of the Body of Christ.  I hope I can carry that with me through this day, one that has been reeked with one problem after another.  And it is ONLY 9:00 a.m. 

Let us build a house where all are named,
Their songs and visions heard.
And loved and treasured, taught and claimed
As words within the Word.
Built of hopes and dreams and visions,
Rock of faith and vault of tears and cries and laughter,
Prayers of faith and songs of grace,
Let this house proclaim from floor to rafter;
All are welcome, all are welcome, all are welcome in this place.

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