Chrism & Oil Sets
Throughout the Bible, there are various references to the importance and use of oil. On Holy Thursday typically, during the Chrism Mass, the bishop of a diocese is joined by priests where the bishop blesses three sacred oils for use in the church throughout the next year. The first oil is the Oil of Catechumens (Oleum Catechumenorum - OC) which is used to anoint candidates immediately before the Sacrament of Baptism. The Oil of the Infirm (Oleum Infirmorum - OI) is the second of the oils which is used for the Sacarament of the Anointing of the Sick. The final oil, Holy Chrism (Sacrum Chrisma - SC) is used in the administration of sacraments throughout the diocese for the year.