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Chrism Mass Celebration


Today at 11am the #DioceseofPalmBeach celebrated the Chrism Mass at the Cathedral of St. Ignatius Loyola.

The Chrism Mass is a special celebration where the bishop consecrates the sacred oils used in the sacraments of baptism, confirmation, and anointing of the sick. The Mass is also an occasion to honor and celebrate the dedicated service of priests who have committed their lives to serving their communities. 

We would like to celebrate the following priests and their anniversaries:

1 year - *Reverend Marc Gustinelli Historic St. Ann Catholic Church

5 years - Reverend Jóse López Alvarez St. Vincent de Paul Regional Seminary

10 years - *Reverend Wesler Hilaire Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Okeechobee

15 years- Reverend Nicholas Azar II St. Vincent de Paul Regional Seminary , *Reverend Brian Campbell Saint John of The Cross Catholic Church and Office , and *Very Reverend Thomas Lafreniere St. Paul of the Cross

20 years - *Reverend Jean Boulin Sacred Heart Catholic Church LW, *Reverend Jacob Edwin Edezhath St. Anastasia Catholic Church, *Reverend Eduardo Medina of Our Lady of Lourdes Church, *Reverend Tri Pham Holy Family Catholic Church and Reverend Paul Vincent St Joseph Catholic Church.

25 years - Reverend Daniel Barica, OFM and *Reverend Peter Truong of St. Francis of Assisi.

30 years - *Reverend Donal Finney St. Peter Catholic Church.

35 years - *Reverend Timothy O'Toole (retired).

40 years - Reverend John Horan,O. Carm St Jude Church, Boca Raton, Florida and Reverend Mark Mlay, ALCP from Apostolic Life Community of Priests- St. Clare are celebrating 40 years.

45 years - are Reverend Daniel Devore, Reverend Joseph Dorniak, OFM (retired), and Reverend Michael Sajda, OFM St. Mark the Evangelist Catholic Church in Fort Pierce.

50 years - Reverend James Brucz, CSP, Reverend Donald King, Reverend Germain Kopaczynski, Reverend Olmes, Milani, C.S. Our Lady Queen of Peace and *Reverend Martin Mulqueen, P.E. (retired) Holy Redeemer Catholic Church.

55 years - Reverend Monsignor Blase Gintoli, *Reverend John Kasparek and Reverend Norman Schwartz.

60 years - *Reverend Monsignor James Burke. 

65 years - *Reverend Thomas Vengayil, P.E. (retired) St.Jude Catholic Church-Tequesta,FL

70 years - *Reverend Peter Dolan, P.E. (retired) St Lucie Catholic Church.


It is truly a joyous occasion for all involved, and we are grateful for the blessings of this special day and for our dedicated priests!

Click here to watch the recording of the Chrism Mass.


*Incardinated priests of the Diocese of Palm Beach